breadbasket

[ bred-bas-kit, -bah-skit ]
/ ˈbrɛdˌbæs kɪt, -ˌbɑ skɪt /

noun

a basket or similar container for bread or rolls.
an agricultural area that provides large amounts of food, especially grain, to other areas.
Slang. a person's stomach or abdomen.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a geographical breadbasket: Iowa is a breadbasket state.

Nearby words

  1. bread-and-butter,
  2. bread-and-butter letter,
  3. bread-and-butter model,
  4. bread-and-butter pickle,
  5. bread-basket,
  6. breadboard,
  7. breadbox,
  8. breadcrumb,
  9. breadfruit,
  10. breadline

Origin of breadbasket

First recorded in 1545–55; bread + basket

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British Dictionary definitions for breadbasket

breadbasket

/ (ˈbrɛdˌbɑːskɪt) /

noun

a basket for carrying bread or rolls
a slang word for stomach
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