from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a duffel bag, especially a military one

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a knapsack (usually for a soldier).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bag to hold a soldier's or sailor's kit.

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

  • n. a knapsack (usually for a soldier)
  • n. a knapsack (usually for a soldier)


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  • (I still keep a flashlight in my kitbag from a long ago trip to Cali).

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Thankfully the military has a kitbag full of euphemisms.

    Hugh Muir's Diary

  • Hail our life, our sweetness, and our hope that soon his month on dry land would be up, and he would return to the rigs, his gear packed in the kitbag, his peacoat buttoned to the collar.

    three for the christmas

  • "It was a unique period," he exhales, before packing his kitbag of lunacy for one last go-round, two-decades of memory working its way through the fog.

    James Campion: Deep Tank to Weird Blood

  • The trawler officer untied the neck of the kitbag and turned it back.

    In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs

  • On his sleeve the blackening gold braid ran in the undulating rings of a lieutenant in the R.N.V.R. In his hand he carried a half-empty seaman's kitbag with some articles in it.

    In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs

  • He turned the kitbag upside down and tipped its contents out on to the linoleum.

    In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs

  • It's hard to imagine any writer of speculative fiction not having taken on board this novel; like The Lord of the Rings, it's part of the genre's kitbag and arguably has worn rather better.

    :Acquired Taste

  • One of the young doctors ran upstairs for his kitbag; half-way up, the wall suddenly collapsed, revealing the next house in ruins.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • We were in Ieper (Ypres or Wipers to the British soldiers of the Great War) and my father spotted a doctor trudging along the pavement: he was obviously such as he had a Gladstone bag and stethoscope in one hand and a kitbag in the other and was just about to enter an Army barracks.

    Archive 2007-09-23


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