Definition of holdall in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊldɔːl


  • A large rectangular bag with handles and a shoulder strap, used for carrying clothes and other personal belongings.
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    • ‘The smaller one, the one with the shotgun, returned to the exhibition room carrying two holdalls over his shoulder,’ said Mr Fisher.
    • I've lost count of the number of tube travellers I've seen laden with both tiny handbag and big rucksack, or huge holdall and little shoulder bag.
    • Although the museum asks that bags be left at the entrance, they walk through its artefact-filled rooms carrying large holdalls.

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