1 a large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth; for carrying personal belongings [syn: duffel bag, duffle bag, duffle]
2 a coarse heavy woolen fabric [syn: duffle]
EtymologyFrom the Belgian town of Duffel.
- Rhymes: -ʌfəl
The municipality only comprises the town of Duffel proper. On January 1 2006 Duffel had a total population of 16,019. The total area is 22.71 km² which gives a population density of 705 inhabitants per km².
The town gives its name to a heavy woollen cloth used to make overcoats, especially for the military, and various kinds of luggage. Items made from this material are sometimes spelled duffle as in Duffle Coat and Duffle bag.
duffel in Breton: Duffel
duffel in German: Duffel
duffel in Esperanto: Duffel
duffel in French: Duffel
duffel in Italian: Duffel
duffel in Dutch: Duffel
duffel in Norwegian: Duffel
duffel in Portuguese: Duffel
duffel in Volapük: Duffel
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