- of, relating to, or characteristic of a geographical breadbasket: Iowa is a breadbasket state.
Origin of breadbasket
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Examples from the Web for bread-basket
I have long wished to have a bout with those knights of the bread-basket.The Robbers
His heart he called his courage-hold and his stomach his bread-basket.Trafalgar
Benito Prez Galds
He hammered his big fist into the bread-basket of the ringleader and said, 'Git!'The Yukon Trail
William MacLeod Raine
Then the servant brought him his portion, and gave him bread from the bread-basket.The Odyssey
One of the most striking—and satisfactory—features of the new restaurant rgime is the disappearance of the bread-basket.
- a basket for carrying bread or rolls
- a slang word for stomach
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Word Origin and History for bread-basket
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