Definition of kitbag in English:



  • A long, cylindrical canvas bag, used especially for carrying a soldier's clothes and personal possessions.

    • ‘One boy, carrying a kitbag over his shoulder in true military style, kept humming to himself as he marched along.’
    • ‘According to this view, international law is but one tool in the diplomatic kitbag that can be utilized to justify politically motivated actions.’
    • ‘All of us scheduled for that flight ate a hearty breakfast that morning, then carried our packed kitbags to the front of the hotel.’
    • ‘His kitbag stood in the corner as he was due to return to his barracks that night.’
    • ‘I picked up my kitbag and marched aboard the troopship Empire Fowey, bound for Singapore and Malaya, although we did not know this at the time as it was top secret.’
    suitcase, case, valise, portmanteau, holdall, carryall, grip, overnight bag, overnighter, flight bag, travelling bag, gladstone bag, carpet bag
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