from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A coarse woolen cloth having a thick nap or frieze, generally knotted or tufted.
  • noun Baggage; supplies; specifically, a sportsman's or camper's outfit.
  • Made of duffle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See duffel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of duffel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth; for carrying personal belongings
  • noun a coarse heavy woolen fabric


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  • "Duffle, in the Bokononist sense, is the destiny of thousands upon thousands of persons when placed in the hands of a stuppa." - Cat's Cradle

    December 3, 2006