- a small rectangular suitcase hinged to open into two compartments of equal size.
Origin of Gladstone bag
First recorded in 1880–85; after W.E. Gladstone
Also called Gladstone.
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Examples from the Web for gladstone bag
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
- a piece of hand luggage consisting of two equal-sized hinged compartments
C19: named after W. E. Gladstone
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