satchel Definition

a bag, often with a strap, used for carrying books or other personal belongings.

Using satchel: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "satchel" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She carried her laptop in her satchel.

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    He slung his satchel over his shoulder and headed to school.

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    The messenger boy delivered the letter in a satchel.

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    I packed my clothes in a satchel for the weekend trip.

satchel Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for satchel

Phrases with satchel

  • a small explosive charge used to breach obstacles such as walls or doors


    The soldiers used a satchel charge to blow up the enemy's barricade.

  • a type of satchel with a hinged metal frame and two handles that meet at the top


    The leather gladstone satchel was a popular style in the early 20th century.

  • doctor's satchel

    a small medical bag used by doctors to carry medical equipment and supplies


    The doctor arrived at the scene with his satchel, ready to provide medical assistance.

Origins of satchel

from Old French 'sacel', meaning 'little bag'


Summary: satchel in Brief

A 'satchel' [ˈsætʃəl] is a bag with a strap used to carry personal belongings, especially books. It can be worn over the shoulder or across the body. Examples include 'She carried her laptop in her satchel.' and 'He slung his satchel over his shoulder and headed to school.' Other types of satchels include the 'gladstone satchel' and the 'doctor's satchel.'

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