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[sach-uh l] /ˈsætʃ əl/
a small bag, sometimes with a shoulder strap.
Origin of satchel
1300-50; Middle English sachel < Old French < Latin saccellus, double diminutive of saccus sack1; see -elle
Related forms
satcheled, adjective
unsatcheled, adjective


[peyj] /peɪdʒ/
Leroy Robert ("Satchel") 1906–82, U.S. baseball player. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for satchel
  • satchel slid closer to her and kept stroking her fingers as though he had all the time in the world.
  • Unloading a big floppy satchel and laying his crutches on the floor, he shrugs, pulls off his jacket and takes a seat.
  • By opening his satchel and fiddling with its contents, he made some discoveries.
  • He was found with a satchel containing several full ammunition clips.
  • They died in there from flamethrower attacks, satchel-charge explosions, and suffocation.
  • He claimed to have had it with photography, though he always carried a camera in a nearby satchel.
  • He pulled a book from a satchel and began reciting mantras.
  • He carried a blue nylon messenger or satchel style bag with a blue shoulder strap.
  • On foot, they carry a heavy load of mail in a satchel or push it on a cart.
  • From a satchel, he pulls a folder containing an engraved invitation.
British Dictionary definitions for satchel


a rectangular bag, usually made of leather or cloth and provided with a shoulder strap, used for carrying books, esp school books
Derived Forms
satchelled, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French sachel a little bag, from Late Latin saccellus, from Latin saccussack1
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Word Origin and History for satchel

"small bag," mid-14c., from Old French sachel, from Late Latin saccellum "money bag, purse," diminutive of Latin sacculus, diminutive of saccus "bag" (see sack (n.1)).


fem. proper name, also a family name, variant of page (n.2) "young servant."

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Slang definitions & phrases for satchel


  1. The buttocks; rump; keister: a chance to rest my satchel
  2. satch
  3. A jazz musician who plays a horn

To prearrange the outcome of a fight, race, etc; fix, rig: It was satcheled against him

[1940s+; verb sense fr in the bag]

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