A cylindrical canvas bag closed by a drawstring and carried over the shoulder.
- He stood up and threw his duffel bag onto his shoulder, and followed the smell.
- Lee starts to leave the school playground with his duffel bag upon his shoulder.
- She was carrying a suitcase, a duffel bag, and a plastic bag that he could see held her shampoo.
Early 20th century: from duffel (sense 2), originally denoting a bag for equipment.
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Syllabification: duf·fel bag
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