Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A basket used by women either to hold the implements for sewing, as needles, thread, scissors, or thimble, in which case the basket is small, or to hold partly made garments, articles needing repair, etc., for which use the basket is large and has a wide opening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A basket for holding materials for needlework, or the like.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A basket used to hold materials for needlework etc.

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

  • noun container for holding implements and materials for work (especially for sewing)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Open on her workbasket was a Spanish guide-book and a map attached to it.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • Open on her workbasket was a Spanish guide-book and a map attached to it.

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 5

  • Open on her workbasket was a Spanish guide-book and a map attached to it.

    The Amazing Marriage — Complete

  • She headed in the general direction of her workbasket, Quentin accompanying her as far as the end of the sidewalk.

    A Different Light

  • But the workbasket when found was innocuous: the cut-out pieces of a blouse, a skirt with darts.

    TOO MANY MURDERS

  • In a happy compromise between her two states of existence, she had already become, with her workbasket before her, the equably vivacious companion with a slight judicious flavouring of information, when the Billickin announced herself.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • It was said that the empress kept it always about her person, tucked into her workbasket, and only after he inquired did she put her little hand in among the embroidery to come up with the handle of the imperial glaive.

    THE DIAMOND

  • It was said that the empress kept it always about her person, tucked into her workbasket, and only after he inquired did she put her little hand in among the embroidery to come up with the handle of the imperial glaive.

    THE DIAMOND

  • His wife's workbasket was on a high stand by her side.

    Angel With No Hands

  • It was said that the empress kept it always about her person, tucked into her workbasket, and only after he inquired did she put her little hand in among the embroidery to come up with the handle of the imperial glaive.

    THE DIAMOND

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