duffel

noun
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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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 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 The dry duffels, which went on preorder Tuesday, come in three sizes: 35, 70, and 105 liters, ranging from $250 to $400. Emily Reed, Outside Online, "Testing OtterBox’s New Yampa Drybag Duffel," 12 July 2018 That gave her the idea for EvolvedMotion, a line of backpacks that address the no-gym issue: The EmPack top load backpack/duffel is made with rugged military-grade Cordura fabric. Terry Gardner, latimes.com, "This travel gear does double duty as workout gear," 29 June 2018 Pieces starting at $35 for the Memory Foam Laptop Sleeve to $365 for the Grand Tour, a large, roomy duffel. Mara Balagtas, Condé Nast Traveler, "Paravel's New Luggage Collection Is Pure Summer," 28 June 2018 Heart Gallery has partnered with The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd., to collect duffels and overnight bags. Krislyn Placide, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Heart Gallery of Broward County collects luggage for foster children," 12 July 2018 Their belongings, taken from them at the US border, were piled in back, mostly black duffels and red plastic bags. Colleen Long, The Christian Science Monitor, "Families reunited, then deported to Guatemala," 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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