car·ry·all | \ˈka-rē-ˌȯl, 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 [ 1carry + 3all ] : 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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The latest to follow suit is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who today in New York toted a massive Balenciaga carryall en route to a photo shoot. Maria Ward, Vogue, "First Kendall Jenner, Now Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Is Getting In on the Giant Bag Trend," 26 Mar. 2018 Bringing this less-common carryall back into the public’s eye is a reminder that men have a plethora of bag options available to them. Max Berlinger,, "LeBron James carries a $41,000 bag. Here's your chance to get into the man-bag game with these picks," 12 July 2018 Using a traditional evening bag as our daily carryall gives us just the right amount of rebellious spark., "Drawstring Bags So Cute They’re Breaking Our Heart," 9 July 2018 Versatile Entry Sassy & Stylish Eco-Friendly This colorful carryall scores major points, and not just for its standout striped design. Allison Young, Sunset, "10 Stylish Beach Bags You’ll Want This Season," 22 Jan. 2018 The monogrammed carryall will also get her through weekend getaways or those busy weekdays that require an outfit change. NBC News, "10 last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas," 8 May 2018 Fanny packs The butt of many a fashion joke is officially the festival fashion carryall for all, including men and women, preferably in an iridescent hue. Booth Moore, The Hollywood Reporter, "Top 10 Coachella Fashion Trends: Boob Glitter, Fanny Packs, Pierced Braids and More," 16 Apr. 2018 Everything is designed to fit neatly together, too, as the garment bag can be clipped onto the handle of your suitcase, and the carryall can sit snugly on top of a carry-on. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "Away Now Has a Weekend Bag...and a Garment Bag...and a Dopp Kit," 27 Mar. 2018 Then again, these beautiful descendants of ancient carryalls also provide an irresistible canvas for creative expression. Hayley Phelan, WSJ, "The Straw Bag: An Obsessive, Comprehensive Guide," 6 July 2017

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First Known Use of carryall

1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of carryall was in 1714

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English Language Learners Definition of carryall

: a large bag or carrying case

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