Definition of breadbasket in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɛdbɑːskɪt/


1A part of a region that produces cereals for the rest of it: the province has functioned as the country’s breadbasket
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  • Zimbabwe used to be the breadbasket of the region.
  • In this context it has already been established that Guyana can be the breadbasket for the whole region.
  • Central and Eastern Europe had traditionally been the continent's breadbasket; the region was endowed with rich agricultural land, providing an economic logic for why it should continue to produce and export agricultural goods.
2 informal A person’s stomach, considered as the target for a blow: there’s one in the breadbasket for you
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  • There were no punches landed to the breadbasket during this bout.
  • I'd like to put a knee into him, right in the breadbasket.
  • This is a classic gnome placement that has a Midwestern sensibility as well as a minimalistic charm that hits you right in the breadbasket.

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