[ hohld-awl ]
/ ˈhoʊldˌɔl /


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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Example sentences from the Web for holdall

  • 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

/ (ˈhəʊldˌɔːl) /


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