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Gladstone bag

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noun
  1. a small rectangular suitcase hinged to open into two compartments of equal size.
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Origin of Gladstone bag

First recorded in 1880–85; after W.E. Gladstone
Also called Gladstone.
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  • But who makes a practice nowadays of putting books into his suit-case or gladstone-bag?

    The Book-Hunter at Home

    P. B. M. Allan


British Dictionary definitions for gladstone bag

Gladstone bag

noun
  1. a piece of hand luggage consisting of two equal-sized hinged compartments
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Word Origin

C19: named after W. E. Gladstone
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