satchel

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First recorded circa 1340, borrowed from Old French sachel, from Late Latin saccellum (money bag, purse), a diminutive of Latin sacculus, itself a diminutive of saccus (bag). See sack.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsætʃəl/
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  • Rhymes: -ætʃəl

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satchel (plural satchels)

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  1. A bag or case with one or two shoulder straps, especially used to carry books etc.
    • "Come, now, take yourselves off, like good boys and girls," he said; and the whole assemblage, dark and light, disappeared through a door into a large verandah, followed by Eva, who carried a large satchel, which she had been filling with apples, nuts, candy, ribbons, laces, and toys of every description, during her whole homeward journey.

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