duffel bag


Definition of duffel bag

: a soft oblong bag for personal belongings

Examples of duffel bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nearby was a possibility, a man with a large rolling suitcase and a duffel bag. August Cole, Wired, "AI, AR, and the (Somewhat) Speculative Future of a Tech-Fueled FBI," 5 June 2020 In one instance, someone had a pistol and a duffel bag with magazines. Nicole Hensley, Houston Chronicle, "Houston officials to honor George Floyd with march, rally and offer to escort body," 31 May 2020 Someone stole a duffel bag containing a phone adapter, wireless charger, a windbreaker, a pair of house keys and a coin purse valued at $27 from the 100 block of North Grove Avenue between 1:15 p.m. and 1:34 p.m. June 2. Pioneer Press Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Police: Oak Park resident robbed of cellphone, wallet while walking on Randolph Street," 7 June 2019 Among the more creative way to do squats: Load books in a duffel bag or backpack to add some weight and resistance. Michelle Gardner, azcentral, "ASU football players prepare for season on their own for now," 10 May 2020 Wright quickly works his way around his apartment during his video, loading up a black duffel bag with books, a jar of change and a host of other household items. Brett Vito, Denton Record-Chronicle, "North Texas athletic department using social media to reach athletes in era of social distancing," 4 Apr. 2020 Others still took off with little more than a duffel bag and a backpack. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "As campuses shut down, parents and students navigate a sudden move out process," 21 Mar. 2020 Robinson, a 330-pound offensive lineman, was caught with 157 pounds of marijuana in duffel bags after drug-sniffing dogs singled out his vehicle at the Sierra Blanca Checkpoint Station in El Paso, Texas. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "NFL player faces 20 years in prison after Border Patrol finds 157 pounds of marijuana in vehicle," 20 Feb. 2020 Complete with a large main compartment, zippered side pockets, an internal mesh pocket, and two padded removable shoulder straps, this duffel bag is ideal for camping, weekend getaways, or lengthy business trips. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "REI is having a massive sale on Patagonia and The North Face clothing and gear," 27 Mar. 2020

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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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23 Jun 2020

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“Duffel bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duffel%20bag. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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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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