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workbasket

[wurk-bas-kit, -bah-skit]
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noun
  1. a basket used to hold needlework paraphernalia.

Origin of workbasket

First recorded in 1735–45; work + basket
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Examples from the Web for workbasket

Historical Examples

  • Marie pulled a dark purple silk necktie from her workbasket.

    O Pioneers!

    Willa Cather

  • Open on her workbasket was a Spanish guide-book and a map attached to it.

  • As she said that she drew from her workbasket the three auburn-red curls.

  • Such a trunk should be kept locked, and a smaller supply, for current use, retained in a workbasket.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy

    Catherine Esther Beecher

  • It is very important to neatness, comfort, and success in sewing, that a lady's workbasket should be properly fitted up.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy

    Catherine Esther Beecher