handbasket

Definitions of handbasket
  1. noun
    a container that is usually woven and has handles
    synonyms: basket
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    breadbasket
    a basket for serving bread
    bushel basket
    a basket large enough to hold a bushel
    creel
    a wicker basket used by anglers to hold fish
    frail
    a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)
    hamper
    a basket usually with a cover
    punnet
    a small light basket used as a measure for fruits
    shopping basket
    a handbasket used to carry goods while shopping
    skep
    a large round wicker basket (used on farms)
    wicker basket
    a basket made of wickerwork
    clothes basket, clothes hamper, laundry basket, voider
    a hamper that holds dirty clothes to be washed or wet clothes to be dried
    food hamper
    a hamper for packing and transporting food
    pannier
    a large basket (usually one of a pair) carried by a beast of burden or on by a person
    type of:
    container
    any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
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