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a basket designed to be carried in the hand


(ˈhændˌbæs kɪt, -ˌbɑ skɪt)

a small basket with a handle for carrying by hand.
go to hell in a handbasket, to degenerate quickly and decisively.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.handbasket - a container that is usually woven and has handleshandbasket - a container that is usually woven and has handles
breadbasket - a basket for serving bread
bushel basket - a basket large enough to hold a bushel
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
creel - a wicker basket used by anglers to hold fish
frail - a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)
hamper - a basket usually with a cover
punnet - a small light basket used as a measure for fruits
shopping basket - a handbasket used to carry goods while shopping
skep - a large round wicker basket (used on farms)
wicker basket - a basket made of wickerwork
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Unlike an elite collective of music purists, who are convinced that this-or-that genre has gone to hell in a handbasket, Hadley is more interested in what the current music scene has to offer.
when an officer on patrol drove through the Safeway parking lot at Pioneer Parkway and Q Street, and noticed a man walking "at a rapid pace" from the store, carrying a grocery handbasket filled with food, Springfield Lt.
Today, the so-called "Contrarian's Contrarian" is just as sure that the economy, stock market and real estate will go to hell in a handbasket within three years, he told ThinkAdvisor, in an interview.
A store needs a roomy cart for the weekly large-quantity shopper, a useful smaller or two-tier cart for the daily shopper, and an ergonomic handbasket for the grab-and-go shopper looking for prepared food items for lunch or dinner.
The three Marys serve as values on a historical line upon which one can chart the transition from the earlier world, where it was a struggle to meet basic needs such as security stability and order "in a post-Roman world where everything seemed to be going to hell in a handbasket," Forgeng said, to the later Middle Ages, which were very different.
In short, the world is not going to hell in a handbasket.
My writing career's gone to hell in a handbasket, and then there's my kid: she's not happy .
Many smart people are thinking about the robot-filled society of the future, and they are widely distributed on the basic question of whether we are all going to hell in a handbasket.
They don't mention a handbasket, so the conveyance and timing is up in the air.
Sometimes it can seem that the world is going to hell in a handbasket.
Financial meltdown, economic collapse, hell in a handbasket can all be expected if you put your X against the wrong name.