satch·​el | \ ˈsa-chəl How to pronounce satchel (audio) \

Definition of satchel

: a small bag often with a shoulder strap

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satchelful \ ˈsa-​chəl-​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce satchelful (audio) \ noun

Examples of satchel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Officers searched the Lincoln and reported finding a loaded 9mm handgun, $1,245 in cash and a Louis Vuitton satchel, according to a report. Robin Goist, cleveland, "Cleveland man accused of robbing teen at gunpoint at Akron gas station, fleeing police," 29 June 2020 Pelican’s new Long/Deep line of protective polymer satchels in the lighter Air Case line will see quadruple duty. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "The Best New Camping Gear of the Year," 7 Apr. 2020 Instead of a glove compartment, there's a removable leather satchel. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "This Aston Martin supercar costs $950,000 and has no roof or windshield," 4 Mar. 2020 Bags included cross-body sunglass cases and leather bound journals for the traveler, and more substantial satchels. Thomas Adamson And Colleen Barry,, "What (the runways say) guys will be wearing for summer 2020," 24 June 2019 The contrast was apt: Whereas the Baguette was splashy, a cultural phenom that earned its own SATC storyline and came in collectible versions, like luxury Beanie Babies, the Peekaboo was the opposite—a discreet, classic satchel. Maya Singer, Vogue, "On the 10th Anniversary of Fendi’s Peekaboo, Its Maker, Silvia Venturini Fendi, Talks “It Bags”," 8 Feb. 2019 Schuh reached into his satchel pulled out his dog repellent (yes, some people who carry the mail also carry that). Travis Deshong, Washington Post, "Not all heroes wear capes. Some carry the mail.," 1 Nov. 2019 So Hanna packed her daughters’ meager belongings into satchels and sent Edith and Lea out the door to register as part of this new female workforce. National Geographic, "The first official Jewish transport to Auschwitz brought 999 young women. This is their story.," 14 Jan. 2020 Just remove the needles from the tree before you dispose of it and put them in satchels or bowls of water to continue basking in the festive smell for a little while longer. Elizabeth Wolfe And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "Here's what you can do with your Christmas tree now that the holiday is over," 26 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of satchel

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for satchel

Middle English sachel, from Anglo-French sachel, sacel, from Late Latin saccellum, diminutive of Latin sacculus, diminutive of saccus bag — more at sack

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The first known use of satchel was in the 14th century

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4 Jul 2020

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“Satchel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of satchel

: a small bag that is carried over your shoulder and that is used for carrying clothes, books, etc.


satch·​el | \ ˈsa-chəl How to pronounce satchel (audio) \

Kids Definition of satchel

: a small bag (as for carrying clothes or books) that often has a shoulder strap

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