car·​ry·​all | \ ˈka-rē-ˌȯl How to pronounce carryall (audio) , ˈker-ē- \

Definition of carryall

1 [by folk etymology from French carriole, from Old Occitan carriola, ultimately from Latin carrus car]
a : a light covered carriage for four or more persons
b : a passenger automobile used as a small bus
2 [carry entry 1 + all entry 3] : a capacious bag or carrying case

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Examples of carryall in a Sentence

took only a small carryall on the plane
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First Known Use of carryall

1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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carry all/everything before (one)

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2 Aug 2022

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“Carryall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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