Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large bag; a holdall
  • n. A light, covered carriage drawn by a single horse
  • n. Any of several types of automobile

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A light covered carriage, having four wheels and seats for four or more persons, usually drawn by one horse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A light, covered, four-wheeled family carriage, with two seats, drawn by one horse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a capacious bag or basket

Etymologies

Alteration of cariole.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Compare carriole, cariole. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Domestic Manners of the Americans

  • 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.

    The Moving Picture Girls at Oak Farm or, Queer Happenings While Taking Rural Plays

  • In the carryall were the farmer and his two charming daughters, and, Mrs. Stanhope, who was his sister-in-law, and her daughter Dora.

    The Rover Boys out West Or, The Search for a Lost Mine

  • ├á 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.

    Rollo in Switzerland

  • 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.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • It was of the "carryall" variety, except that it had but a single narrow seat.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

  • 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.

    The Story of the Foss River Ranch

  • 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.

    The Story of the Foss River Ranch

  • They were also called 'carryall's' and 'suburbans' (a name Plymouth used on their wagons until the late 1970's).

    InstaPunk

  • 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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