lug·​gage | \ ˈlə-gij How to pronounce luggage (audio) \

Definition of luggage

: something that is lugged especially : suitcases for a traveler's belongings : baggage

Examples of luggage in a Sentence

Passengers are limited to two items of carry-on luggage.
Recent Examples on the Web Tucked inside the luggage was a black tactical vest, pepper spray, duct tape, a knife, a hammer, a screwdriver, a crowbar, more zip ties, and a Glock 17 pistol with ammunition. Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2022 The rare moth saga began in September 2021, when customs agents in Detroit inspected the luggage of a passenger arriving from the Philippines. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 May 2022 The rep’s luggage was lost in transit, another example of drama that has plagued countless fest attendees. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 May 2022 Travel + Leisure writers are packing gurus who use personal experience as well as customer recommendations to choose the most stylish, reliable, and all-around best luggage for shoppers. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 6 May 2022 The instrument inside the luggage is actually performing gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), which is a gold-standard analytical technique to finely separate out the components of a mixture. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 15 Apr. 2022 After losing a bag, travelers must file a complaint with the airline, who will begin efforts to track down the luggage. cleveland, 10 Apr. 2022 The Textiles Lab has put Thlue luggage to the test and found the brand's nylon fabric to be durable against tears and abrasion. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 10 June 2022 Louis Vuitton or Goyard luggage would have been a bit too staid for the proudly new-money duo. Christina Catherine Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of luggage

1595, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of luggage was in 1595

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24 Jun 2022

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“Luggage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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lug·​gage | \ ˈlə-gij How to pronounce luggage (audio) \

Kids Definition of luggage

: suitcases for a traveler's belongings : baggage


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