Definition of laundry basket in US English:

laundry basket

noun

  • A basket for holding clothes and linen that need to be washed or that have been washed.

    ‘she tossed the towel into the laundry basket’
    • ‘She now finds the climb from the basement, carrying a laundry basket, daunting.’
    • ‘He handed me a dry pair of socks from the laundry basket.’
    • ‘Yesterday's shirt is currently a crumpled ball in my laundry basket.’
    • ‘When police arrested him, they recovered £140 cash from a laundry basket at his home.’
    • ‘An upside-down laundry basket serves as a makeshift nightstand.’