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Definition of "breadbasket" [bread•bas•ket]

  • A basket for serving bread. (noun)
  • A geographic region serving as a principal source of grain supply. (noun)
  • Slang The stomach. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "breadbasket" in a sentence
  • "When in this condition, Dominick suddenly delivered first a left and then a right hander into what is sometimes called the breadbasket, and stretched his adversary on the sand."
  • "During British colonial times, the Irrawaddy Delta was called the breadbasket of Southeast Asia."
  • "With a territory larger than France, one that is home to a third of the world's most fertile soil, Ukraine has often been referred to as the "breadbasket of Europe.""