[ duhf-uhl ]
/ ˈdʌf əl /
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a camper's clothing and equipment.
a coarse woolen cloth having a thick nap, used for coats, blankets, etc.
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Origin of duffel
First recorded in 1640–50; after Duffel, a town near Antwerp
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How to use duffel in a sentence
It's hard to think of Sandymount without him, walking along in his signature gray duffle coat.Colum McCann: Seamus Heaney Brought Us Together|Colum McCann|August 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ray leaves the duffle bag behind, and the baby is inadvertently left for dead.The Best Actress You've Never Heard Of|Nicolle Wallace|February 8, 2009|DAILY BEAST
The baggage—two trunks, a showman's keyster, two suitcases, a big duffle bag and handbags—was loaded on trailer and backseat.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
This morning the tents came down, fishing tackle was put away, clothes shoved into the duffle bags for the last time.Polly the Pagan|Isabel Anderson
The rear of the tent is used for the storing of equipment or "duffle" as the camper calls it.The Pony Rider Boys on the Blue Ridge|Frank Gee Patchin
He looked curiously at the heavy duffle-stuff loaded with the scents of the far North.Kim|Rudyard Kipling
Pull the canoe up out of water, take your duffle out, and turn the boat upside down over it.
British Dictionary definitions for duffel
/ (ˈdʌfəl) /
a heavy woollen cloth with a thick nap
mainly US and Canadian equipment or supplies, esp those of a camper
Word Origin for duffel
C17: after Duffel, Belgian town
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