briefcase

noun brief·case \ ˈbrēf-ˌkās \
|Updated on: 2 Aug 2018

Definition of briefcase

: a flat flexible case for carrying papers or books

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First Known Use of briefcase

1900

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Definition of briefcase for English Language Learners

  • : a flat case that is used for carrying papers or books


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briefcase

noun brief·case \ ˈbrēf-ˌkās \

Definition of briefcase for Students

: a flat case for carrying papers or books


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