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 20 Apr. 2024.

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