Briefcase meaning

brēfkās
A portable, often flat case with a handle, used for carrying papers or books.
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In Windows 95/98, a system folder used for synchronizing files between two computers, typically a desktop and laptop computer. Files to be worked on are placed into a Briefcase, which is then transferred to the second machine via floppy, cable or network. The Briefcase is then brought back to the original machine after its contents have been edited on the second machine, and a special update function replaces the original files with the new ones.
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A flat, flexible case, usually of leather, for carrying papers, books, etc.
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A case used for carrying documents (especially by business people)
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Origin of briefcase

  • brief document case

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition