duffel bag


Definition of duffel bag

: a soft oblong bag for personal belongings

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Bear in mind that the planes are small, so you’ll likely be told to bring only one duffel bag per person that weighs no more than 15 pounds. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Safari in Kenya: A Beginner's Guide," 14 Nov. 2018 The individuals abandoned the duffel bag Monday after being spotted trying to enter the U.S. illegally through the Rio Grande by Brownsville Border Patrol agents. Fox News, "Live tiger left inside duffel bag by smugglers trying to cross Rio Grande into US, officials say," 2 Oct. 2018 Both revealed a hint of shoulder and accessorized with small purses: Gigi opted for a Prada duffel bag, while Bella chose the popular Dior saddle. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Bella and Gigi Hadid Reinvent Tennis Dressing Courtside at the U.S. Open," 5 Sep. 2018 Officers conducting surveillance Wednesday reported seeing Metcalf and another man load black containers, duffel bags and firearms cases into Metcalf's car before Metcalf returned home. Fox News, "Records: More than 40 pipe bombs found in Arizona man's home," 31 Aug. 2018 Burglary Two unknown people entered a home in the 100 block of South Kenilworth Avenue and stole two jars of cash, a backpack and a duffel bag valued at $500 at 10:58 p.m. May 15. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "Police: Bellwood man charged with aggravated battery against Oak Park police officer," 18 May 2018 More importantly for some, the cavernous dimensions of suitcase or a huge rolling duffel bag are ideal for stashing mementos and duty-free swag from your time abroad. Seamus Bellamy, USA TODAY, "The 5 best suitcases for every type of traveler," 11 Apr. 2018 Think a Prada Sport tank and matching calf-length skirt cut from a sheeny pink nylon, or a sweet powder blue jacket and baby duffel bag. Monica Kim, Vogue, "Prada! Gaultier! James Veloria Brings Its Fabulous ’90s Vintage to Opening Ceremony L.A.," 30 July 2018 For storage, use a portable container such as a large, covered trash receptacle or a duffel bag. sandiegouniontribune.com, "Here's what you should buy for your home should disaster strike," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of duffel bag

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of duffel bag was in 1917

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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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