kit bag


Definition of kit bag

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

Examples of kit bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First up: the ever-contentious algorithm, built around a digital data kit bag and pushing forecasting and predicative recommendations based on previous viewing data, as preferred most notably by Netflix. Angus Finney, Variety, 11 Mar. 2022 Lasley spots him at an airport, where his kit bag—a kind of waterproof duffel, designed in accordance with helicopter requirements—gives him away. Amber Medland, The New Yorker, 19 Jan. 2022 Noonan kneeled down in the grass next to Judge and slid the emergency-kit bag from her shoulder. Colin Barrett, The New Yorker, 6 Dec. 2021 There are other tools in the Chinese Communist Party kit bag. John Lee, WSJ, 6 Oct. 2021 This large fabric yoga kit bag is perfect for organizing home equipment and taking it to the studio or gym. Popular Science, 1 Mar. 2021 The kit bag will also have the cleanup location that volunteers are assigned. Staff Report,, 14 Sep. 2020 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,, 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, 2 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of kit bag

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for kit bag

kit entry 1

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The first known use of kit bag was in 1893

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“Kit bag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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