sea·​bag | \ ˈsē-ˌbag How to pronounce seabag (audio) \

Definition of seabag

: a cylindrical canvas bag used especially by a sailor for clothes and other gear

Examples of seabag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mattis trashes his resignation forms and, riding the roller coaster of his emotions, packs his seabag for a long deployment. Jim Proser, National Review, "James Mattis: No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy," 15 Aug. 2017 Carrying their seabags on their backs, some of the sailors gathered around Mills for a photo in front of Andrew Mills Hall. Washington Post, "Navy honors 102-year-old vet, black pioneer," 10 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of seabag

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Seabag.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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