suitcase

noun
suit·case | \ ˈsüt-ˌkās \

Definition of suitcase 

: 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

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For this year’s travel theme, the clinic will be festooned with maps, globes and suitcases. Ben Brazil, latimes.com, "CHOC to hold prom night for teens battling cancer and for post-treatment survivors," 14 June 2018 Kristin Chenoweth plays an East Peck socialite who — oops! — was found with her husband Edgar’s corpse in a suitcase in her trunk. Chuck Barney, Detroit Free Press, "TV highlights for the week of July 15-21," 14 July 2018 His decapitated torso was found in a suitcase in an apartment building trash bin, also missing lower legs and hands. Ken Ritter, USA TODAY, "Nevada execution in doubt after pharmaceutical company lawsuit," 11 July 2018 His decapitated torso was found in a suitcase in an apartment building trash bin, also missing lower legs and hands. NBC News, "Nevada execution in doubt after drug company sues to stop it," 11 July 2018 His decapitated torso was found in a suitcase in an apartment building trash bin, also missing lower legs and hands. Ken Ritter, The Seattle Times, "Drug company’s lawsuit could derail Nevada execution," 10 July 2018 Richmond father appears in N.J. court to face charge of desecrating remains of his 1-year-old daughter found in a suitcase along train tracks. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "Dad accused of dumping child's remains in suitcases along railroad tracks appears in court," 7 July 2018 After the murder, Schaefer and Mack stuffed the victim's body in a suitcase before ditching the remains in a taxi at the resort. Christy Gutowski, chicagotribune.com, "Daughter imprisoned in Bali slaying settles mother's estate," 20 June 2018 So for those looking to elevate their warm-weather game at the park or beach this Memorial Day, look no further than some vintage wine coolers designed by Richard Carlson or an ingenious barbecue in a suitcase. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Pack a Better Picnic: 16 Items for Ideal Outdoor Gatherings," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of suitcase

1897, in the meaning defined above

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10 Sep 2018

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The first known use of suitcase was in 1897

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suitcase

noun

English Language Learners Definition of suitcase

: a large case that you use to carry your clothing and belongings when you are traveling

suitcase

noun
suit·case | \ ˈsüt-ˌkās \

Kids Definition of suitcase

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

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