An old leather satchel.
a small bag for carrying clothes, books, etc., sometimes having a shoulder strap
Origin of satchelMiddle English sachel ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin saccellus, diminutive of saccus, a bag, sack
- A small bag, often having a shoulder strap, used for carrying books or clothing.
- A woman's handbag that typically has an interior frame, a rectangular shape, a flat bottom, double handles, and a hinged or zippered opening.
Origin of satchelMiddle English sachel, from Old French, from Late Latin saccellus, from Latin sacculus, diminutive of saccus, bag; see sack1.
- 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.
- chalets, châlets, chestal, latches