American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large receptacle, such as a bag, basket, or pocketbook, used to carry things from one place to another.
- n. A closed automobile with two lengthwise seats facing each other.
- n. A covered one-horse carriage with two seats.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A light, covered, four-wheeled family carriage, with two seats, drawn by one horse.
- n. North America A large bag; a holdall
- n. North America, dated A light, covered carriage drawn by a single horse
- n. US Any of several types of automobile
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A light covered carriage, having four wheels and seats for four or more persons, usually drawn by one horse.
- n. a capacious bag or basket
- Compare carriole, cariole. (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of cariole. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Almost every resident in the country has a carriage they call a carryall, which name I suspect to be a corruption of the cariole so often mentioned in the pretty Canadian story of Emily Montagu.”
“Rumbling behind the carryall was the farm wagon containing the trunks, and in less than the half-hour stipulated by Sandy, Oak Farm was reached.”
“In the carryall were the farmer and his two charming daughters, and, Mrs. Stanhope, who was his sister-in-law, and her daughter Dora.”
“à banc is a small, one-horse carriage, which looks upon the outside very much like what is called a carryall in America, only it is much narrower.”
“We met many other mules, much more exemplary, in teams of two, three, and four, covered with bells and drawing every kind of carryall and stage and omnibus.”
“It was of the "carryall" variety, except that it had but a single narrow seat.”
“Alone, there was insufficient room for the suffering man in the limited space of the "carryall," but beside him sat, or rather crouched, a burly Breed, ready at a moment's notice to quash any attempt at escape on the part of the wretched money-lender.”
“He had been thrown, sprawling, into the iron-railed "carryall" platform at the back of the buckboard, and lay on the nut-studded slats, where he was jolted and bumped about like the proverbial pea on a drum.”
“They were also called 'carryall's' and 'suburbans' (a name Plymouth used on their wagons until the late 1970's).”
“Made of denier, the carryall comes in several colors and can be personalized which makes it a great gift item too.”
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