Briefcase



a flat, rectangular case with a handle, often of leather, for carrying books, papers, etc.
Contemporary Examples

The Stacks: The True Greatness of Muhammad Ali Peter Richmond February 22, 2014
Adam Lanza: Newtown Massacre Suspect a Puzzle to Authorities Michael Daly December 16, 2012
Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days David Freeman December 12, 2014
The Stacks: The True Greatness of Muhammad Ali Peter Richmond February 22, 2014
How Russian Spies Trick Americans Julia Ioffe July 8, 2010

Historical Examples

Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
The Big Tomorrow Paul Lohrman
Baartock Lewis Roth
We’re Friends, Now Henry Hasse
The Variable Man Philip K. Dick

noun
a flat portable case, often of leather, for carrying papers, books, etc
n.
tool
A Win95/WinNT utility for keeping files on two computers without permanent connection in sync.
The scenario briefcase was designed for is the combination of an office computer and a portable one. You connect the two before leaving your office, create a briefcase on the portable (if you don’t already have one on it), then copy the files you want to work on while away into the briefcase. You can at this point disconnect the two computers, take the portable with you and work on the files in the briefcase at home or on the road. When you get back to your office the briefcase utility can automatically update the files you changed on the office computer.
(1998-05-18)

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