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 Meals arrive in a satchel and can be left outside rooms or at a lounge chair on the deck. Corina Quinn, Condé Nast Traveler, "Virgin Voyages to Set Sail with Contactless Food Delivery, Upgraded Air Filtration," 8 Sep. 2020 Camryn had an extra satchel in her house and brought it to donate. Courtney Mcgee,, "Towson High seniors bring needed food to a ’desert’," 8 Sep. 2020 Another popular option is the Pebble Grain Zip Zip satchel, which holds a 4.8-star rating from nearly 1,900 reviewers who praise its wide shape, ample storage space and high-quality construction. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "You can get top-rated Dooney & Bourke bags for up to 65% off—but only for today," 31 Aug. 2020 There would no longer be a need for a military aide to follow the president, 24‑7, with the emergency satchel. Washington Examiner, "Mark Esper argues he turned Trump’s animus toward Germany into a plus for European security," 6 Aug. 2020 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

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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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14 Sep 2020

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“Satchel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 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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