from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bag in which physicians traditionally carry instruments and a stock of drugs, as on a house call.
  • n. A physician's stock of drugs.

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of black-bag.
  • n. A black plastic sack produced for the disposal of household waste.
  • n. The pouch or case traditionally carried by medical doctors, especially when making house calls, and containing medical instruments and supplies.
  • n. A pouch or case containing burglary tools.


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