kit bag


Definition of kit bag

2 : a suitcase usually with sides that fasten at the top or open to the full width of the bag

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Recent Examples on the Web As Gerald, a medic and paratrooper assigned to the 307th medics of the 82nd Airborne Division, saw duty around Europe and Africa, Aida worked in a shoe factory, first piecing together athletic shoes then sewing aviation kit bags for the Army. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "For 73 years, a woman kept her wedding dress made from her husband’s WWII parachute. Now it will be displayed in a museum.," 7 July 2019 The women's kit bags are made of denim, while men's are of natural cotton canvas — the contents are the same for both. Adrienne Jordan, USA TODAY, "Catching z's on a long flight? These US airlines provide amenity kits to help flyers relax," 2 July 2019 That's enough room for a couple of suitcases, several bags of groceries, or, in my case, a lawn chair and my rugby kit bag. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Small, nimble, quick, and loud: The BMW X2 reviewed," 23 May 2018 The North Face Base Camp Travel Canister ($35) Like a mini duffel bag for your deodorant, The North Face infused the simple Dopp kit bag design with hanging shower bag features, like a hook and a mirror. Graham Averill, Outside Online, "Our Favorite Dopp Kits for Him and Her," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of kit bag

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for kit bag

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The first known use of kit bag was in 1893

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“Kit bag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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