car·​ry·​all ˈka-rē-ˌȯl How to pronounce carryall (audio)
[by folk etymology from French carriole, from Old Occitan carriola, ultimately from Latin carrus car]
: a light covered carriage for four or more persons
: a passenger automobile used as a small bus
[carry entry 1 + all entry 3] : a capacious bag or carrying case

Example Sentences

took only a small carryall on the plane
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Word History

First Known Use

1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of carryall was in 1714

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“Carryall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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car·​ry·​all ˈkar-ē-ˌȯl How to pronounce carryall (audio)
: a large bag or carrying case

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