dispatch case


Origin of dispatch case

First recorded in 1915–20
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Historical Examples of dispatch case

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

  • 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.


    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


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