noun Date: 1917 a flat flexible case for carrying papers or books

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  • briefcase — brief‧case [ˈbriːfkeɪs] noun [countable] OFFICE a case used for carrying papers or documents * * * briefcase UK US /ˈbriːfkeɪs/ noun [C] ► WORKPLACE a rectangular case, used especially for carrying business documents …   Financial and business terms

  • briefcase — rief case n. a small suitcase with a handle; it is used for carrying papers or files or books. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Briefcase —   [engl.], Aktenkoffer …   Universal-Lexikon

  • briefcase — (n.) portable folding case for holding papers, 1926, from BRIEF (Cf. brief) (n.) in the paper sense + CASE (Cf. case) (n.2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • briefcase — [n] carrier for work papers attaché, bag, baggage, case, dispatch, folder, portfolio, valise; concepts 446,494 …   New thesaurus

  • briefcase — ► NOUN ▪ a flat rectangular case for carrying books and documents …   English terms dictionary

  • briefcase — [brēf′kās΄] n. a flat, flexible case, usually of leather, for carrying papers, books, etc …   English World dictionary

  • briefcase — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ battered (esp. BrE) ▪ He wore a torn suit and carried a battered briefcase. ▪ bulging ▪ leather, metal, plastic …   Collocations dictionary

  • Briefcase — A briefcase is a narrow box shaped bag or case used mainly for carrying papers and other documents and equipped with a handle. Lawyers commonly use briefcases to carry briefs to present to a court, hence the name.… …   Wikipedia

  • briefcase */ — UK [ˈbriːfˌkeɪs] / US [ˈbrɪfˌkeɪs] noun [countable] Word forms briefcase : singular briefcase plural briefcases a case for carrying documents and other things to work …   English dictionary

  • briefcase — [[t]bri͟ːfkeɪs[/t]] briefcases N COUNT A briefcase is a case used for carrying documents in …   English dictionary

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