duffel bag


Definition of duffel bag

: a soft oblong bag for personal belongings

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This is a very nice duffel bag for carrying a few days' worth of clothes. Dallas News, "Gadgets galore for back-to-school," 15 Aug. 2019 The rifle had a full, 30-round magazine, and the duffel bag contained another 140 rounds of ammunition. Washington Post, "Judge: Teen charged in school shooting to be tried as adult," 23 July 2019 One was carrying a black duffel bag, the other, an olive green bag. Los Angeles Times, "FBI raids DWP, L.A. City Hall, serving search warrants," 22 July 2019 Three puppies that were put in a duffel bag and thrown into a Phoenix dumpster will be put up for adoption Thursday, the Arizona Humane Society said. Brieanna J. Frank, azcentral, "Chihuahua puppies abandoned in Phoenix dumpster up for adoption," 17 July 2019 Amid the bloodshed, just before the cops arrive, the courier throws two big duffel bags stuffed with cash into his van. Michael Phillips, Detroit Free Press, "‘Fall of the American Empire’ is annoyingly preachy," 11 July 2019 So did my father -- the man returning home with the duffel bag. John Blake, CNN, "What both the left and the right get wrong about my neighborhood in Baltimore," 3 Aug. 2019 Poole arrived at the facility one day, noticed Green taking shots on one court and then went into the locker room — where his Michigan duffel bag had been tossed across the room, its contents scattered on the floor. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Warriors Off Court, Ep. 84: Jordan Poole embraces his ‘overdose of swag’," 2 Aug. 2019 In addition to backpacks and duffel bags, this sale also offers waterproof stuff sacks in various colors and sizes from 3 to 30 liters. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "These Osprey Packs Make Perfect Travel Companions, And They're On Sale Today," 8 July 2019

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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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