duffel bag
noun Date: 1917 a soft oblong bag for personal belongings

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Duffel bag — A sack to hold miscellaneous articles, as tools, supplies, or the like. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duffel bag — ☆ duffel bag or duffle bag n. a large, cylindrical cloth bag, esp. of waterproof canvas or duck, for carrying clothing and personal belongings …   English World dictionary

  • duffel bag — ► NOUN ▪ a cylindrical canvas bag closed by a drawstring …   English terms dictionary

  • Duffel bag — US military issued Seabags A duffel bag (or duffle bag, kit bag, gym bag) is a large cylindrical bag made of cloth (or other fabric) with a drawstring closure at the top. The name comes from Duffel,[1] a town in Belgium where the thick cloth used …   Wikipedia

  • duffel bag — [[t]dʌ̱f(ə)l bæg[/t]] duffel bags also duffle bag N COUNT A duffel bag is a bag shaped like a cylinder and made of strong fabric such as canvas. A duffel bag has a string at one end that is used to close the bag and to carry it with …   English dictionary

  • duffel bag — UK [ˈdʌf(ə)l ˌbæɡ] / US [ˈdʌfəl ˌbæɡ] noun [countable] Word forms duffel bag : singular duffel bag plural duffel bags a large bag made from strong cloth that has a circular bottom and is pulled together at the top with a string …   English dictionary

  • duffel bag —  , duffel coat  After Belgian town Duffel …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • duffel bag — noun a large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth; for carrying personal belongings (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑duffle bag, ↑duffel, ↑duffle • Hypernyms: ↑drawstring bag …   Useful english dictionary

  • duffel bag — duf|fel bag duffle bag [ˈdʌfəl bæg] n a bag made of strong cloth, with a round bottom and a string around the top …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • duffel bag — /ˈdʌfəl bæg/ (say dufuhl bag) noun a cylindrical canvas bag used for carrying personal effects. Also, duffle bag …   Australian English dictionary

  • duffel bag — duf|fel bag [ dʌfəl ,bæg ] noun count a large bag made from strong cloth that has a circular bottom and is pulled together at the top with a string …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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