Meaning of garment bag

gar'ment bag"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a travel bag made of pliable, durable material with a handle and a zipper closure, designed to hang straight or fold double and used to carry suits, dresses, coats, or the like without crushing or wrinkling.
  2. a plastic or cloth bag with a zipper closure in which clothes can be hung in a closet, esp. for storage.
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