Gladstone bag



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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gladstone bag

  • But who makes a practice nowadays of putting books into his suit-case or gladstone-bag?

British Dictionary definitions for gladstone bag

Gladstone bag


a piece of hand luggage consisting of two equal-sized hinged compartments

Word Origin for Gladstone bag

C19: named after W. E. Gladstone
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