hold·​all | \ ˈhōld-ˌȯl How to pronounce holdall (audio) \

Definition of holdall

chiefly British
: an often cloth traveling case or bag

Examples of holdall in a Sentence

there was a forgotten holdall in the bus station loo
Recent Examples on the Web Marina Raphael’s mini iteration of its signature holdall is brought to life by precision cut geometric shapes inspired by cafe tables and garden tiles of idyllic summer destination, Sardinia. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 The holdall is a pleasure to use from the first day, but designed explicitly for the long haul—and backed up by a quarter-century guarantee. Alexander Freeling, Robb Report, 24 Jan. 2022 Few pieces inspire as much devotion (and hysteria) as the French brand’s classic leather holdall. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 14 Oct. 2020 The navy hue and clean lines of this ample holdall feel more urban adjacent than country retreat, not unlike Hampstead itself. WSJ, 8 May 2018 Alfred Dunhill Ltd. manufactures and sells luxury goods, such as $1,090 Cadogan briefcases, $1,650 Boston backpacks, and $5,400 Duke holdalls. Bloomberg.com, 28 July 2017 Greater Manchester Police found a gym bag (described as a holdall) in a white Nissan Micra seized in the Rusholme area of Manchester, on June 2. Emanuella Grinberg, CNN, 6 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of holdall

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Holdall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holdall. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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