duffel

noun
duf·​fel | \ ˈdə-fəl How to pronounce duffel (audio) \
variants: or duffle

Definition of duffel

1 : a coarse heavy woolen material with a thick nap
2 : transportable personal belongings, equipment, and supplies

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His grooming products shrunk down to travel-size, and his bulky luggage became a compact three-in-one roller, backpack, and duffel. Cam Wolf, GQ, "SuperFly's Trevor Jackson on Tan Vans, His Favorite Affordable Jeans, and the Deodorant His Grandma Buys for Him," 13 June 2018 Joining Yeti’s line of waterproof, noninsulated Panga duffels, the Panga Backpack 28 uses the same hefty zippers and tear-resistant, waterproof fabric. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "Yeti Launches a Water Cooler and Backpack," 31 May 2018 Co-founded by former COO of Opening Ceremony, Andy Person, along with Michael Kushner and Trey Sisson, Baboon launched its first collection of duffels, dubbed the Go Bag, earlier this week. Mara Balagtas, Condé Nast Traveler, "This New Duffle is Made for the Adventure Traveler," 1 Aug. 2018 For basic travel, this bag presents a happy medium between the durability and carrying capacity of a duffel and the organization of a traditional suitcase. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "Testing Adventure-Ready Travel Bags from Eagle Creek," 10 May 2018 The National Geographic Guide Series features two backpacks, a duffel, and two roller bags, all constructed with super-tough tarpaulin fabric, weatherproof zippers, and wide easy-access openings for optimum organization. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "Testing Adventure-Ready Travel Bags from Eagle Creek," 10 May 2018 The other equipment is grouped neatly together with the saw and duffel. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "The Ultimate Guide To Cutting and Splitting Firewood," 28 Sep. 2018 Think of these Tom Ford travel duffels, with thick hides and industrial-strength zippers, as luxurious heavyweights. WSJ, "The Unimprovable Awards: Indestructible Items to Buy and Hold," 10 Oct. 2018 The saw chaps, coveralls, helmet, the eye, ear, and hand protection, and first-aid kit go in a duffel that is placed next to the saw. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "The Ultimate Guide To Cutting and Splitting Firewood," 28 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of duffel

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for duffel

Dutch duffel, from Duffel, Belgium

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