satchel

noun satch·el \ ˈsa-chəl \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of satchel

: a small bag often with a shoulder strap

satchelful

play \ˈsa-chəl-ˌfu̇l\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of satchel

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


SATCHEL Defined for English Language Learners

satchel

noun

Definition of satchel for English Language Learners

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


SATCHEL Defined for Kids

satchel

noun satch·el \ ˈsa-chəl \

Definition of satchel for Students

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

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