brief-case

briefcase

[breef-keys]
noun
a flat, rectangular case with a handle, often of leather, for carrying books, papers, etc.

Origin:
1925–30; brief (noun) + case2

briefcase, handbag, pocketbook, purse, valise, wallet.
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briefcase (ˈbriːfˌkeɪs)
 
n
a flat portable case, often of leather, for carrying papers, books, etc

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briefcase
"portable folding case for holding papers," 1926, from brief in the paper sense + case.
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