Definition of carryall in English:



  • 1North American A large bag or case.

    • ‘Vera Overholt placed her carryall by the front door.’
    • ‘Heller's ‘Best Enemies’ meets all the criteria for this currently very hot-selling form of fiction, and you should definitely add it to your carryall this summer when you head for the beach.’
    • ‘Wou has just two assets: a small but energetic staff and an unwavering belief in her signature product, a chic but practical striped carryall made from an environmentally friendly recyclable plastic called Wootex.’
    • ‘Don't take boxes, baskets, rod holdalls and big carryalls with you.’
    • ‘Her detailed craftsmanship and eclectic mixes of materials have transformed the carryalls of ‘back home ‘into styles that are popular among New Yorkers.’’
    • ‘I suspect people are eyeing my battered Coach carryall with a flag-scarf tied round it.’
    • ‘While best known for simple travel and shoulder bags, Jack Spade puts out a great line of carryalls.’
    • ‘Her sturdy carryalls work as whimsical homes-away-from-home for the urban packrat.’
    • ‘Large enough to hold several books, your wallet and phone, shoes, and whatever else you may need, each carryall can handle a full day's worth of meetings.’
    • ‘She was dressed all in black and had a canvas carryall over her shoulder.’
    • ‘‘Back to cameras,’ Chastity said and slung her carryall on her shoulder as Brandon wrestled their suitcase to their brownstone.’
    suitcase, case, valise, portmanteau, holdall, grip, overnight bag, overnighter, flight bag, travelling bag, gladstone bag, carpet bag
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  • 2historical A light carriage.

    1. 2.1US A large car or truck with seats facing each other along the sides.
      • ‘Different kinds of carriages, coaches, cabriolets, caroches, and carryalls were parked in rows, some of them currently being worked on by a dozen or so employees.’
      • ‘The carryall moves the harvester to and from the Spice fields quickly which allows for faster production.’
      • ‘These overtly workhorse carryalls will continue to attract many, especially those requiring genuine tough-going four-wheel-drive.’