Air bag

A safety restraint in an automobile; the bag inflates on collision and prevents the driver or passenger from being thrown forward

    Back pack, backpack, haversack, knapsack, packsack, rucksack

A bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder


A small cloth bag filled with dried beans; thrown in games


A bag that fills with air

    Body bag, human remains pouch, personnel pouch

A bag in which the body of a dead soldier is placed

    Book bag

A bag in which students carry their books

    Burn bag

A bag into which secret documents are placed before being burned

    Carryall, holdall, tote, tote bag

A capacious bag or basket

    Drawstring bag

A bag that is closed at the top with a drawstring

    Dust bag, vacuum bag

A bag into which dirt is sucked by a vacuum cleaner

Envelope, gasbag

The bag containing the gas in a balloon


A canvas or leather bag for carrying game (especially birds) killed by a hunter

    Golf bag

Golf equipment consisting of a bag for carrying golf clubs and balls

Burlap bag, gunny sack, gunnysack

A bag made of burlap

    Ice bag, ice pack

A waterproof bag filled with ice-applied to the body (especially the head) to cool or reduce swelling

    Mailbag, postbag

Letter carrier’s shoulder bag

Feedbag, nosebag

A canvas bag that is used to feed an animal (such as a horse); covers the muzzle and fastens at the top of the head


Either of a pair of bags or boxes hung over the rear wheel of a vehicle (as a bicycle)

    Plastic bag

A bag made of thin plastic material


A small or medium size container for holding or carrying things


A small bag for carrying money


A bag in which rags are kept

Rosin bag

A bag filled with rosin; used by baseball pitchers to improve their grip on the ball


A small soft bag containing perfumed powder; used to perfume items in a drawer or chest

Carrier bag, paper bag, poke, sack

A bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer’s purchases


A large bag (or pair of bags) hung over a saddle


A bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast


A bag for carrying school books and supplies

    Shopping bag

A bag made of plastic or strong paper (often with handles); used to transport goods after shopping

Sick bag, sickbag

A bag provided on an airplane for passengers who are suffering from airsickness and need to vomit


A bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal

    Sleeping bag

Large padded bag designed to be slept in outdoors; usually rolls up like a bedroll

    Sweat bag

A porous bag (usually of canvas) that holds water and cools it by evaporation

    Tea bag

Small paper bag holding a measure of tea

    Sponge bag, toilet bag

A waterproof bag for holding bathrooms items (soap and toothpaste etc.) When you are travelling

    Tool bag

A bag in which tools are carried


A bag used for carrying food

    Bin liner

A plastic bag used to line a trash or garbage bin

    Doggie bag, doggy bag

A bag for food that a customer did not eat at a restaurant; the transparent pretense is that the food is taken home to feed the customer’s dog

Duffel, duffel bag, duffle, duffle bag

A large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth; for carrying personal belongings

    Grocery bag

A sack for holding customer’s groceries

    Kit bag, kitbag

A knapsack (usually for a soldier)

    Mail pouch, mailbag

Pouch used in the shipment of mail


A drawstring bag for holding money


A small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles


A cylindrical drawstring bag used by sailors to hold their clothing and other gear


A fur or leather pouch worn at the front of the kilt as part of the traditional dress of scottish highlanders

    Tobacco pouch

A pouch for carrying pipe tobacco

    Belt bag, waist pack

A small pouch (usually with a zipper) that attaches to a belt and is worn around the waist

    Water skin, waterskin

A container of skin for holding water


An animal skin (usually a goatskin) that forms a bag and is used to hold and dispense wine


Traveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century

    Garment bag

A suitcase that unfolds to be hung up


A small suitcase

Overnight bag, overnight case, overnighter

A small traveling bag to carry clothing and accessories for staying overnight

    Gladstone, gladstone bag, portmanteau

A large travelling bag made of stiff leather


A small suitcase to carry clothing and accessories for a weekend trip


A small overnight bag for short trips

Bundle, sheaf

A package of several things tied together for carrying or storing


A convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film)


A small package or bundle


A large bundle bound for storage or transport

Faggot, fagot

A bundle of sticks and branches bound together


A bundle (especially one carried on the back)


A bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman

Ballot box

A box where voters deposit their ballots


A light cylindrical box for holding light articles of attire (especially hats)


A box made of cardboard; opens by flaps on top

Casket, jewel casket

Small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables

Cereal box

A paper box in which breakfast cereals are sold


Box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy

    Cigar box

A box for holding cigars

Casket, coffin

Box in which a corpse is buried or cremated


A rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping


A shallow box in which seedlings are started


An open box attached to a long pole handle; bricks or mortar are carried on the shoulder

    Letter box, mailbox

A private box for delivery of mail


A box for holding matches


A box containing a collection of cubes or tubes of artists’ paint

    Pencil box, pencil case

A box for holding pencils

    Play-box, playbox

A box for a child’s toys and personal things (especially at a boarding school)

Alms box, mite box, poor box

Box for collecting alms, especially one in a church


A small box used by ancient greeks to hold medicines

    Shadow box

A shallow rectangular box with a transparent front used to protect and display small items (jewelry, coins, etc.)


An oblong rectangular (usually cardboard) box designed to hold a pair of shoes


A small ornamental box for carrying snuff in your pocket

    Deedbox, strongbox

A strongly made box for holding money or valuables; can be locked


A box for holding tinder

    Tuck box

A box for storing eatables (especially at boarding school)

    Window box

A long narrow box for growing plants on a windowsill


A coffin along with its stand

    Ammunition chest, caisson

A chest to hold ammunition

    Cashbox, money box, till

A strongbox for holding cash

    Cedar chest

A chest made of cedar


A chest especially for storing valuables

Hope chest, wedding chest

Chest for storage of clothing (trousseau) and household goods in anticipation of marriage

    Packing box, packing case

A large crate in which goods are packed for shipment or storage

    Pix, pix chest, pyx, pyx chest

A chest in which coins from the mint are held to await assay


Strongbox where valuables can be safely kept

Deposit box, lockbox, safe-deposit, safe-deposit box, safety deposit box, safety-deposit

A fireproof metal strongbox (usually in a bank) for storing valuables


A stone coffin (usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions)

    Sea chest

A sailor’s storage chest for personal property

Six pack, six-pack, sixpack

A carton containing six bottles or cans


A crate for packing soap

    Tea chest

Chest for storing or transporting tea

    Tool cabinet, tool case, tool chest, toolbox

A box or chest or cabinet for holding hand tools

    Toy box, toy chest

Chest for storage of toys



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