noun Date: 1851 chiefly British an often cloth traveling case or bag

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  • holdall — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a large bag with handles and a shoulder strap …   English terms dictionary

  • holdall — [hōld′ôl΄] n. Chiefly Brit. a large traveling case for carrying clothes, equipment, etc …   English World dictionary

  • holdall — UK [ˈhəʊldɔːl] / US [ˈhoʊldˌɔl] noun [countable] Word forms holdall : singular holdall plural holdalls British a large soft bag with handles …   English dictionary

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  • Holdall — Recorded in a number of spellings including Oldale, Oldall, Holdall, Auldel and Ouldale, this is an English surname. It is clearly locational, and probably originates from a place called Old Hall of which there are a number of examples in the… …   Surnames reference

  • holdall — [[t]ho͟ʊldɔːl[/t]] holdalls also hold all N COUNT A holdall is a strong bag which you use to carry your clothes and other things, for example when you are travelling. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, usually use carryall) …   English dictionary

  • holdall — an elongate bag designed to hold fishing rods, banksticks, etc …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • holdall — /hohld awl /, n. a container for holding odds and ends. [1850 55; HOLD1 + ALL] * * * …   Universalium

  • holdall — noun A large bag for carrying things whilst travelling …   Wiktionary

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