- a basket used to hold needlework paraphernalia.
Origin of workbasket
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Examples from the Web for workbasket
Marie pulled a dark purple silk necktie from her workbasket.O Pioneers!
Open on her workbasket was a Spanish guide-book and a map attached to it.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
As she said that she drew from her workbasket the three auburn-red curls.The Water Goats and Other Troubles
Ellis Parker Butler
Such a trunk should be kept locked, and a smaller supply, for current use, retained in a workbasket.
It is very important to neatness, comfort, and success in sewing, that a lady's workbasket should be properly fitted up.