Meaning of basket dinner

bas'ket din'ner

Pronunciation: [key]
— Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. a group social gathering, as of church members, to which participants contribute casseroles or other dishes to share.
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