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

Definition of satchel

: a small bag often with a shoulder strap

Other Words from satchel

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

Examples of satchel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Harmon went over Fuentes’ latest symptoms and dug through a satchel of pill containers, reminding her about dosages and upcoming medical appointments. Steve Lopezcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 23 July 2022 Around his black satchel, the father carries a wreath of yellow and blue flowers, believed to bring safety. Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 June 2022 Hadid paired her khaki stretch pants with chunky snakeskin heels, a muscle tank, a leather satchel, and tons of vintage-looking rings. Ana Escalante, Glamour, 7 June 2022 Blackwell reached into his satchel, took out a metal bottle and removed the cap during the exchange. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 May 2022 Blackwell reached into his satchel, took out an aluminum bottle and removed the cap during the exchange. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 But the house specialty is Spaghetti in a Bag: pasta tossed in a sauce (pick among pesto, cacio e pepe and others) and served piping hot in an oversized parchment satchel. New York Times, 24 Mar. 2022 In 1939, when the Polish radio advised all men and able-bodied women to run from the Nazis, cross the Praga Bridge, and walk to the section of Poland that belonged to Soviet Russia, Shosha packed a satchel and took the road toward Bialystok. The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2022 Think a skort that looks like a skirt or a convertible bag that can be worn as a backpack or a satchel. Claire Harmeyer,, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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“Satchel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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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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