accordion file

noun

variants or accordion folder
: a folder that is used for the organization and storage of documents and files and that has pleated sides which allow expansion of the folder
… he is riffling through his ever-present accordion file of documents, speeches, articles … John Colapinto, Rolling Stone, 13 Sept. 2001
Organize your financial records. Buy an accordion folder and store your important papers … Dave Burge, El Paso Times (Texas), 5 Dec. 2005

Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accordion file was in 1892

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“Accordion file.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accordion%20file. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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