Definition of satchel in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsatʃ(ə)l


  • A bag carried on the shoulder by a long strap and closed by a flap, used especially for school books.
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    • All exercises are done in the classroom itself so that children are relaxed at home and need not carry satchels stuffed with heavy loads of textbooks and exercise books.
    • White-coated show members with satchels hanging from their shoulders collect admission money at the gates.
    • The man carried a small satchel on his back full to the brim with goods, but this year there were no customers.


Middle English: from Old French sachel, from Latin saccellus 'small bag'.

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