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
Recent Examples on the Web From minis to carryalls, there's a handbag out there that fits your wardrobe and your lifestyle. Glamour, "The Best Handbag Brands to Know (and Shop) in 2019," 6 Nov. 2019 Say au revoir to the itty-bitty bag: 2020 will be the year of the schlep, the heavy lug, the big ole carryall. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Largest Tote Ever Was Spotted in New York," 3 Dec. 2019 For example, the carryall rolls out into a sleeping bag; the bucket hat folds into itself; and the puffy parka works as a tent. Toby Skinner, Condé Nast Traveler, "Virgil Abloh Is Creating Travel Gear for the Year 2054," 19 Dec. 2019 McSweeny furnishes the stage with suitcases, trunks and carryalls. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "A cool musical where? The autumn season of plays at American Shakespeare Center is a rich one.," 6 Nov. 2019 For the last few seasons, popular carryalls have been defined by a novelty factor. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Shaina Mote and Are Studio Have Made a Non-Trendy Bag to Keep Forever," 28 Oct. 2019 For Delevingne, who counts herself amongst those who’d be lost without their carryall, the accessory has to have a utilitarian purpose while serving as a form of expression. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Cara Delevingne and Olivier Rousteing on Handbags, Friendship, and Their New Balmain Collab," 28 May 2019 The ’00s carryall had a huge moment during the era’s logomania craze. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Lourdes Leon Revamps a Throwback It Bag," 3 July 2019 Playtime Soccer Dads Image To mark the 2018 FIFA World Cup (which kicks off June 14), Louis Vuitton created a series of commemorative leather goods, including carryalls, wallets and luggage tags. Alex Tudela, New York Times, "Gift Ideas for the Vast Array of Dad Types," 13 June 2018

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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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“Carryall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of carryall

US : a large bag or carrying case

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