handbasket

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noun hand·bas·ket \ˈhan(d)-ˌba-skət\

Definition of handbasket

  1. :  a small portable basket —usually used in the phrase to hell in a handbasket denoting rapid and utter ruination

First Known Use of handbasket

15th century



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