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

Definition of holdall

chiefly British
: an often cloth traveling case or bag

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Examples of holdall in a Sentence

there was a forgotten holdall in the bus station loo

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The navy hue and clean lines of this ample holdall feel more urban adjacent than country retreat, not unlike Hampstead itself. WSJ, "The Unimprovable Awards: Perfect Things Inspired By Stylish Locales," 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, "Bloomberg’s Week in Pictures," 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, "Manchester Police uncover 'significant evidence' in bombing," 6 June 2017

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First Known Use of holdall

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of holdall was in 1851

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authorized for issue (as a bond)

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