- a small bag, sometimes with a shoulder strap.
Origin of satchel
- Leroy RobertSatchel, 1906–82, U.S. baseball player.
Related Words for satchelbriefcase, backpack, knapsack, suitcase, handbag, pouch, carry-on, tote, pack, rucksack, saddlebag, haversack, carryall
Examples from the Web for satchel
Contemporary Examples of satchel
Dostum himself summoned a doctor, who arrived carrying a satchel with a large saw on top that was used for amputating limbs.The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’
July 27, 2014
But as Triplett pointed out everyone in baseball knew Satchel Paige and Paige was one heck of a business man.
Doby was not as bubbly a personality as Satchel and was more matter of fact in personality than Jackie.
Judge Wilk would ultimately grant Mia custody of Satchel and Dylan.The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast
Robert B. Weide
January 27, 2014
In particular, Clinton was enamored of her fuchsia Salvatore Ferragamo satchel.The Language of Margaret Thatcher’s Handbags
April 8, 2013
Historical Examples of satchel
Watching my chance, I slipped this into her satchel and hoped that she would read it soon.The Harbor
She pulled the satchel toward her, her fingers seeking to close it.The Film of Fear
If it's a middlin' good-lookin' young woman with a satchel, that's 'Gusty.Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
She took the paper up to her room and hid it very carefully in her satchel.Pretty Madcap Dorothy
Laura Jean Libbey
So he took the hundred karbovantsya out of his satchel and gave them to Ivan.Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales
- a rectangular bag, usually made of leather or cloth and provided with a shoulder strap, used for carrying books, esp school books
Word Origin for satchel
Word Origin and History for satchel
"small bag," mid-14c., from Old French sachel, from Late Latin saccellum "money bag, purse," diminutive of Latin sacculus, diminutive of saccus "bag" (see sack (n.1)).
fem. proper name, also a family name, variant of page (n.2) "young servant."