attaché case
noun Date: 1904 1. a small thin suitcase used especially for carrying business papers 2. briefcase

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • attaché-case — [ ataʃekɛz ] n. m. • 1921 P. Morand, répandu v. 1960; mot angl., proprt « mallette d attaché diplomatique », de case « étui, boîte » et attaché, empr. au fr. ♦ Anglic. Mallette rectangulaire plate et rigide qui sert de porte documents. Des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • attaché case — attaché cases N COUNT An attaché case is a flat case for holding documents …   English dictionary

  • attaché case — attaché ,case noun count a small flat case used for carrying documents …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • attaché case — n. a flat, rectangular case, as for carrying documents …   English World dictionary

  • attaché case — attaché′ case n. a flat, usu. rigid briefcase for carrying business papers, documents, etc • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • attaché case — ► NOUN ▪ a small, flat briefcase for carrying documents …   English terms dictionary

  • attaché case — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms attaché case : singular attaché case plural attaché cases a small flat case used for carrying documents …   English dictionary

  • Attaché-case — Porte documents Porte documents Un porte documents ou malette (le terme attaché case est un anglicisme) est une petite valise de forme rectangulaire généralement en plastique ou en cuir. Il comporte souvent une serrure. Le porte documents est… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • attaché-case — attaˈché case noun A small rigid rectangular case for documents, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑attaché …   Useful english dictionary

  • attaché case — at taché .case [ US ˌ..ˈ. ˌ.] n a thin case used for carrying business documents …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • attache case — noun a shallow and rectangular briefcase • Syn: ↑attache • Hypernyms: ↑briefcase …   Useful english dictionary

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