duf·​fel | \ˈdə-fəl \
variants: or duffle

Definition of duffel 

1 : a coarse heavy woolen material with a thick nap

2 : transportable personal belongings, equipment, and supplies

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The other equipment is grouped neatly together with the saw and duffel. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "The Ultimate Guide To Cutting and Splitting Firewood," 28 Sep. 2018 Think of these Tom Ford travel duffels, with thick hides and industrial-strength zippers, as luxurious heavyweights. WSJ, "The Unimprovable Awards: Indestructible Items to Buy and Hold," 10 Oct. 2018 The saw chaps, coveralls, helmet, the eye, ear, and hand protection, and first-aid kit go in a duffel that is placed next to the saw. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "The Ultimate Guide To Cutting and Splitting Firewood," 28 Sep. 2018 Luxury brands today will charge $2,000 for a duffel, with some prices as high as $7,000. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "Innovators: How Indré Rockefeller, Co-Founder of Paravel, Made Luggage Romantic Again," 19 Sep. 2018 Opt for a piece of polished luggage—perhaps a leather duffel?—for both business and pleasure trips. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "The 30 Best Accessories to Own Before 30," 3 Aug. 2018 The market is flooded with high-tech rolling suitcases and practical duffels, but few brands capture the beauty of travel. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Hatboxes, Cannabis Cases, and Carry-Ons: How a Supermodel Designed the Boho Luggage of Your Dreams," 25 Apr. 2018 Their belongings, taken from them at the U.S. border, were piled in back, mostly black duffels and red plastic bags. Washington Post, "Exhausted and subdued, reunited families return to Guatemala," 12 July 2018 On Tuesday, the company announced its new Yampa dry duffel collection. Emily Reed, Outside Online, "Testing OtterBox’s New Yampa Drybag Duffel," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of duffel

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for duffel

Dutch duffel, from Duffel, Belgium

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