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carrying basket (plural carrying baskets)

  1. A basket fitted with a strap or straps to allow it to be carried on the back with the carrier's arms free.
    • 1935, Margaret Mead, Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies in Richard Lansdown (ed.), Strangers in the South Seas: The Idea of the Pacific in Western Thought, University of Hawaii Press, 2006, p. 315, [1]
      Very little babies are kept in a carrying-basket, a closely woven, rough-plaited basket, semi circular in profile, which the women wear suspended from their foreheads as the Arapesh women wear their net bags.
    • 2014, Chester U. Strait, The Chin People, Xlibris, Chapter 3, p. 262, [2]
      The man's carrying basket is often split at the back from top to bottom and loosely laced together with a twine, enabling the carrier to expand his load if desired.