from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A portable, often flat case with a handle, used for carrying papers or books.
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- n. a case used for carrying documents (especially by business people)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a small suitcase with a handle; it is used for carrying papers or files or books.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a case with a handle; for carrying papers or files or books
Also, the butter from the briefcase is all over his thumb now.
A guy holding a briefcase is the epitome of dullness.
He says the briefcase is impractical: A lot of other people in our office use rucksacks because they cycle to work.
But a guy handcuffed to a briefcase or a mutant alligator holding a briefcase is more striking.
Instead I dropped my briefcase from the walkway, heard the tinkle of breaking glass, and watched as the deer on the patio of the In-Situ Laboratory began to drop dead.
The best gadget ever i thought was the briefcase from the second Connery, From Russia, With Love.
Lance thought the bag he was carrying was called a briefcase.
Lest we assume the issue only arises in the U. S, the terrific photo of a woman with a baby and a briefcase, is from Germany, www. dw-world.de/image/0, ,1168083_4,00. jpg
In fact, I've heard it characterized as a briefcase and a bag and any other number of things.
(Only my closest, most intimate friends and family members know that my briefcase is full of Black & Decker's finest).