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dispatch case

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noun
  1. attaché case.
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Origin of dispatch case

First recorded in 1915–20
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Examples from the Web for dispatch case

Historical Examples

  • MORE, who has watched him with a sorry smile, puts the papers into a dispatch-case.

    The Mob (Third Series Plays)

    John Galsworthy

  • He put down his dispatch-case and felt furiously in his pockets with both hands.

  • Otway re-opened the dispatch-case and again made sure of his last two exhibits, which he had not exhibited.

    Foe-Farrell

    Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • In return he handed me a look which I shall try to forget, and asked me how I came by the dispatch-case.

    Berry And Co.

    Dornford Yates

  • After the loss of the dispatch-case I at once tendered my resignation in Vienna, but it was not accepted by the Emperor.

    In the World War

    Count Ottokar Czernin


British Dictionary definitions for dispatch case

dispatch case

noun
  1. a case used for carrying papers, documents, books, etc, usually flat and stiff
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