handbasket

[ hand-bas-kit, -bah-skit ]
/ ˈhændˌbæs kɪt, -ˌbɑ skɪt /
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noun

a small basket with a handle for carrying by hand.

Nearby words

  1. handbag,
  2. handbags,
  3. handball,
  4. handball, team,
  5. handbarrow,
  6. handbell,
  7. handbill,
  8. handblown,
  9. handbook,
  10. handbound

Idioms

    go to hell in a handbasket, to degenerate quickly and decisively: The economy has gone to hell in a handbasket.

Origin of handbasket

First recorded in 1485–95; hand + basket

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