suitcase

noun
suit·​case | \ ˈsüt-ˌkās How to pronounce suitcase (audio) \

Definition of suitcase

: a portable case designed to hold a traveler's clothing and personal articles

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Examples of suitcase in a Sentence

She packed her suitcases the night before she left. it'll be much easier to carry a backpack than to lug that suitcase all over the place
Recent Examples on the Web Nonmilitary flight eventually became a commercial tedium, a series of shoeless corrals leading to a subsonic middle seat, a subpar romantic comedy and a lost suitcase. Jeff Macgregor, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Sep. 2022 That’s why a nurse came to my backyard this past January, rolling a suitcase packed with diagnostic equipment—to give me my first physical in at least four years. Peter Flax, Outside Online, 9 Sep. 2022 This backpack does it all: The main compartment has a full-zip opening (like a suitcase) to allow for easy packing with substantial capacity. Alesandra Dubin, Woman's Day, 9 Sep. 2022 From multi-purpose gear — like a carry-on suitcase that doubles as a mobile office or a portable charger that can jump-start a car — to smart upgrades for your sunglasses and reusable water bottle, check out top picks for the travel-work lifestyle. Thomas Hindle, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Sep. 2022 And students are always on the lookout for their president making his way across campus with a trademark rolling suitcase, which the president says is better for his back. Alexander Thompson, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Sep. 2022 The SullivanStrickler team brought a hard-shell rolling suitcase and a packed duffle bag into the office, the footage shows. Jon Swaine, Washington Post, 6 Sep. 2022 White House archives describe him leaving home with a cardboard suitcase and five francs to begin his apprenticeship at the Patisserie Maurivard in Besançon, France. Fatima Hussein, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2022 White House archives describe him leaving home with a cardboard suitcase and five francs to begin his apprenticeship at the Patisserie Maurivard in Besançon, France. Fatima Hussein, al, 27 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of suitcase

1873, in the meaning defined above

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24 Sep 2022

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“Suitcase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suitcase. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for suitcase

suitcase

noun
suit·​case | \ ˈsüt-ˌkās How to pronounce suitcase (audio) \

Kids Definition of suitcase

: a rectangular case used to carry clothing and belongings when traveling

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