gladstone bag
noun see gladstone

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gladstone bag — In the late 19th century, the hinged luggage we now take for granted was first developed. As it came to be known, the Gladstone bag was a small portmanteau built over a rigid frame which could separate into two equal sections. It was made of… …   Wikipedia

  • Gladstone bag — noun a bag like a briefcase having two equal compartments joined by a hinge. Origin C19: named after the British Liberal statesman W. E. Gladstone …   English new terms dictionary

  • Gladstone bag — Glad′stone bag n. clo a small rectangular suitcase hinged to open into two compartments of equal size • Etymology: 1880–85; after W.E. Gladstone …   From formal English to slang

  • Gladstone bag — n. a bag like a briefcase having two equal compartments joined by a hinge. Etymology: W. E. Gladstone, Engl. statesman d. 1898 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gladstone bag — a small rectangular suitcase hinged to open into two compartments of equal size. Also called Gladstone. [1880 85; after W.E. GLADSTONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gladstone bag — /glædstən ˈbæg/ (say gladstuhn bag) noun a light travelling bag or small portmanteau hinged to open into two compartments. {named after WE Gladstone1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gladstone bag — noun An early hinged bag, a precursor of the modern briefcase …   Wiktionary

  • gladstone bag — all purpose type of bag with two handles …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gladstone —    , GLADSTONE BAG    William Ewart Gladstone (1809 1898), born in Liverpool, England, spent his entire adult life in government service, serving as prime minister four times. He was undoubtedly the greatest British statesman of the nineteenth… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Gladstone (disambiguation) — Gladstone may refer to:People*William Ewart Gladstone (1809 ndash;1898), the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom four times from 1868 through to 1894 *Catherine Glynne Gladstone (1812–1900), wife of William Ewart Gladstone *Sir John Gladstone,… …   Wikipedia

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