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carryall

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noun

  • 1North American A large bag or case.

    ‘‘Back to cameras,’ Chastity said and slung her carryall on her shoulder as Brandon wrestled their suitcase to their brownstone.’
    • ‘She was dressed all in black and had a canvas carryall over her shoulder.’
    • ‘Don't take boxes, baskets, rod holdalls and big carryalls with you.’
    • ‘Heller's ‘Best Enemies’ meets all the criteria for this currently very hot-selling form of fiction, and you should definitely add it to your carryall this summer when you head for the beach.’
    • ‘While best known for simple travel and shoulder bags, Jack Spade puts out a great line of carryalls.’
    • ‘Her sturdy carryalls work as whimsical homes-away-from-home for the urban packrat.’
    • ‘Her detailed craftsmanship and eclectic mixes of materials have transformed the carryalls of ‘back home ‘into styles that are popular among New Yorkers.’’
    • ‘Vera Overholt placed her carryall by the front door.’
    • ‘I suspect people are eyeing my battered Coach carryall with a flag-scarf tied round it.’
    • ‘Large enough to hold several books, your wallet and phone, shoes, and whatever else you may need, each carryall can handle a full day's worth of meetings.’
    • ‘Wou has just two assets: a small but energetic staff and an unwavering belief in her signature product, a chic but practical striped carryall made from an environmentally friendly recyclable plastic called Wootex.’
    suitcase, case, valise, portmanteau, grip, overnight bag, overnighter, flight bag, travelling bag, Gladstone bag, carpet bag
  • 2 historical A light carriage.

    Origin

    Early 18th century apparently altered by folk etymology from French carriole, denoting a small covered carriage.

    1. 2.1US A large car or truck with seats facing each other along the sides.
      ‘Different kinds of carriages, coaches, cabriolets, caroches, and carryalls were parked in rows, some of them currently being worked on by a dozen or so employees.’
      • ‘The carryall moves the harvester to and from the Spice fields quickly which allows for faster production.’
      • ‘These overtly workhorse carryalls will continue to attract many, especially those requiring genuine tough-going four-wheel-drive.’

Pronunciation

carryall

/ˈkerēˌôl/ /ˈkɛriˌɔl/