attaché case

at·​ta·​ché case | \ ˌa-ˌta-ˈshā- How to pronounce attaché case (audio) , ˌa-tə-; ə-ˈta-(ˌ)shā-\

Definition of attaché case

1 : a small thin suitcase used especially for carrying business papers
2 : briefcase

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The first tapes surfaced when Patterson’s ex-girlfriend moved out of his home in 2012 and took an attache case that belonged to him, records show. Gal Tziperman Lotan,, "Search warrant was obtained improperly, attorney for Windermere rape suspect says," 11 Jan. 2018 Finally, Crowe was instructed to drop off the attache case with the cash between a pair of school buses parked outside a Texaco station. Steve Marble,, "Jerome Crowe, the FBI agent who delivered the ransom money in the Frank Sinatra Jr. kidnapping, dies at 93," 6 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of attaché case

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of attaché case

: a small, thin suitcase that is used especially for carrying papers and documents

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