duffel bag


Definition of duffel bag

: a soft oblong bag for personal belongings

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Authorities found five duffel bags containing $3.7 million in U.S. cash, a loaded Taurus .40 caliber pistol and 63 rounds of ammunition. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "$3.7 million in cash discovered in abandoned boat in Puerto Rico, Border Patrol says," 9 July 2019 Police also found marijuana and oxycodone inside a duffel bag and backpack in the car. Steven Martinez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sturgeon Bay man who brought guns and drugs to Homestead High School sentenced to probation," 25 June 2019 Deputies searched the vehicle about 3 a.m. Sunday and found more than nine kilograms of the drug inside a duffel bag under the floor board in the trunk, detectives said. Wayne K. Roustan, sun-sentinel.com, "Drug stash worth $2 million found in rented SUV parked at hospital," 17 June 2019 The photographer soldier returned to U.S. soil after 22 months in the service, sailing out of Marseille and carrying the film canister in a duffel bag. Scott Harrison, latimes.com, "How a soldier photographed a famous general’s funeral in Normandy after D-day," 8 May 2014 Duffels Nothing beats the convenience of grabbing a duffel bag by its handles when traveling with large amounts of gear and clothing. Houston Chronicle, "Head out with the best travel gear, whether on the road or in the air," 27 June 2019 The attackers then went directly for two duffel bags, and left, Cafferkey said. Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com, "Uncle set to testify against nephew who faces death penalty in Cleveland double slaying," 16 Jan. 2018 Prosecutors said Cazarez drove to his home, transferred the cash to duffel bag suitcases and drove to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Dan Joling, Fox News, "Bank employee suspected of stealing $4.3M extradited to US," 28 Sep. 2018 At the end of the day, duffel bags are just big sacks. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "The Best Duffel Bags," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of duffel bag

1917, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of duffel bag

: a large cloth bag that is held by a strap or handles and is used to carry personal belongings

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