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holdall

[ hohld-awl ]
/ ˈhoʊldˌɔl /
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noun
a container for holding odds and ends.
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Origin of holdall

First recorded in 1850–55; hold1 + all
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How to use holdall in a sentence

  • They were packing in, and we asked them to take our holdall as far as Rashka, for we were still distrustful of the ox carts.

British Dictionary definitions for holdall

holdall
/ (ˈhəʊldˌɔːl) /

noun
British a large strong bag with handlesUsual US and Canadian name: carryall
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