Pronunciation: (bred'bas"kit, -bä"skit),[key] —n. 1. a basket or similar container for bread or rolls.
2. an agricultural area that provides large amounts of food, esp. grain, to other areas.
3. Slang.a person's stomach or abdomen.
—adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a geographical breadbasket: Iowa is a breadbasket state.