from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sailor's small bag to hold thread, needles, tape, etc.; -- also called sailor's housewife.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small bag used by sailors for needles, thread, and similar articles; a housewife.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. kit used by sailors and soldiers
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