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kit bag

or kit·bag

  1. a small bag or knapsack, as for a soldier.
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Origin of kit bag

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for kitbag

Historical Examples of kitbag

  • The sight of a Territorial with a kitbag completed his recovery.

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, September 23, 1914


  • An English kitbag, battered and scarred, swung heavily from his hand.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy

    Harold MacGrath

  • “I thought you said Hollingworth had a pretty wife,” tranquilly rejoined the other, digging into his kitbag for a towel.

  • From the bottom of the kitbag he dug up a blue velours case, which after a moment's hesitation he opened.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy

    Harold MacGrath

  • "Well, that finishes our work," the large young man said, going to a kitbag in the corner of the cabin and getting out a bottle.

    Uller Uprising

    Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr

British Dictionary definitions for kitbag


  1. a canvas or other bag for a serviceman's kit
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