duffel bag


Definition of duffel bag 

: a soft oblong bag for personal belongings

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Lysoivanov and his assistant made sure their rig was mobile enough to set up and tear down in 20 minutes and fit in two backpacks and two duffel bags. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Cave acoustics can help sculpt more realistic sounds in digital space," 14 Nov. 2018 Sword & Plough: Cofounded in 2012 by Army veteran Emily Núñez Cavness, Sword & Plough sells totes, handbags, duffel bags, and wallets—all made in America out of military surplus material. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Thank You For Your Service. Now What?," 17 Oct. 2018 Someone stole a cellphone from a duffel bag in the 1900 block of Johns Drive on May 22, police said. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, "Police: Rented Ford Explorer not returned to Glenview dealership," 5 June 2018 The affidavit said Anderson and his wife, Averyauna Anderson, 23, kept Cali’s body in a duffel bag in a closet in their Reno apartment since May 4. Molly Sullivan And Darrell Smith, sacbee, "'It was an accident,' says granddad of girl, 5, found dead in storage locker," 21 May 2018 However, the teen suspected of the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School used a backpack and duffel bag to conceal his weapons, court documents show. Michael Williams, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Backpacks banned at Polk schools during last week of class, district says," 21 May 2018 Joseph Haggerty, en route to Ohio in August with a duffel bag filled with condoms, pacifiers and a stuffed tiger, thought his plans were legal because the age of consent in Ohio is 16 years old. Eric Heisig, cleveland.com, "Canadian man sentenced for sexual exploitation crime against Cleveland area teen," 14 May 2018 When police arrived, Brown denied them access and ordered his friends to hide a duffel bag filled with guns, the lawsuit says. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Chris Brown sued; Woman says she was trapped, raped by his friends at his home," 9 May 2018 Holmes, 53, pleaded guilty to kidnapping one of his accomplices in a drug trafficking operation between Colorado and Kansas City after suspecting the man stole a duffel bag full of cash, the Attorney's Office said. Max Londberg, kansascity, "KC man known as 'Peckerwood' guilty of kidnapping, torturing victim in a basement," 10 July 2018

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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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