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tea basket

noun British.
  1. a lunch basket or picnic hamper.
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Origin of tea basket

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of tea basket

  • "No," he answered laconically, slamming down the lid of the tea-basket.

    Four Days

    Hetty Hemenway

  • Brosy,' she called after him, 'bring the tea-basket out as well.

  • Rokeby had seen to the tea-basket and the foot-warmers, as he had to the magazines.

    Married Life

    May Edginton

  • The car was stopped, the tea-basket got out, and who so indispensable as the late despised Brown?

    The Lightning Conductor

    C. N. Williamson

  • Hither did I drag up a tea-basket and a heavy rug for Emily's mother, while Emily and a little friend went on in front.