- a camper's clothing and equipment.
- a coarse woolen cloth having a thick nap, used for coats, blankets, etc.
- duffel bag.
Origin of duffel
Examples from the Web for duffle
Ray leaves the duffle bag behind, and the baby is inadvertently left for dead.The Best Actress You've Never Heard Of
February 8, 2009
Yuma had taken the most essential things from his duffle and left the rest.The Lone Ranger Rides
Two birch-bark canoes are loaded with our tents, duffle and provisions.Days in the Open
Lathan A. Crandall
Then I packed my duffle and went to the little inn for breakfast.Fishing With The Fly
Charles F. Orvis and Others
Smilax had opened our duffle and hung out several things to air.Wings of the Wind
Our tents had to be taken down, our blankets and duffle packed.Hints to Pilgrims
Charles Stephen Brooks
- a heavy woollen cloth with a thick nap
- mainly US and Canadian equipment or supplies, esp those of a camper
Word Origin and History for duffle
1670s, from Dutch duffel, from Duffel, town in Brabant where the cloth was originally sold. Duffel bag is American English, first recorded 1917 in a letter of e e cummings.