a large, cylindrical bag, especially of canvas, for carrying personal belongings, orginally used by military personnel.
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satchel, briefcase, backpack, knapsack, suitcase, handbag, pouch, carry-on, pack, rucksack, carryall, haversack, tote, saddlebag
Origin of duffel bag
An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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a cylindrical drawstring canvas bag, originally used esp by sailors for carrying personal articles
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