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attaché case

a flat, usually rigid, rectangular briefcase for carrying business papers, documents, or the like.
Also called dispatch case.
Origin of attaché case
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Hurriedly collecting the remainder of the implements and placing them in an attache case, the manicurist hurried from the room.

    Fire-Tongue Sax Rohmer
  • From the attache case she took out a lacquered box, silken-lined like a jewel-casket.

    Dope Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for attache case

attaché case

a small flat rectangular briefcase used for carrying documents, papers, etc
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