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[wurk-bag] /ˈwɜrkˌbæg/
a bag for holding implements and materials for work, especially needlework.
Origin of workbag
First recorded in 1765-75; work + bag Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The needle case is usually 254 pierced to receive a loop by which it may be hung to the belt or the workbag.

  • So she took her workbag off the bed, and brought out her crochet.

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • "I have a little tape measure in my workbag," ventured his sister Violet.

    The Box-Car Children Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • By this time we had reached the Villa Bordeaux, and taking my workbag I descended.

    It Pays to Smile Nina Wilcox Putnam
  • The lost scissors were all the time quietly resting at the bottom of Miss Wilkeson's workbag, and she knew it.

    Round the Block John Bell Bouton
  • "Carry this," said Jess, handing her the workbag and a box of matches.

    The Box-Car Children Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • And early in the afternoon she and Violet sat with the workbag between them, each with a stocking.

    The Box-Car Children Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • "There are pieces of tailor's chalk in my workbag," said Violet.

    The Box-Car Children Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Taking the scissors from Violet's workbag, she cut the laundry bag carefully into two pieces, saving the cord for a clothesline.

    The Box-Car Children Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Two more useful gifts: a workbag of silk, and a sewing apron.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
British Dictionary definitions for workbag


a container for implements, tools, or materials, esp sewing equipment Also called work basket, workbox
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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