Briefcase vs. Suitcase

By Jaxson

  • Briefcase

    A briefcase is a narrow hard-sided box-shaped bag or case used mainly for carrying papers and equipped with a handle. Lawyers commonly use briefcases to carry briefs to present to a court, hence the name. Businesspeople and other white collar professionals also use briefcases to carry papers, and since the 1980s, electronic devices such as laptop computers and tablet computers. Some briefcases have only a main internal space, while others may have subsections, accordion sections, small pockets, or dividers. Briefcases may be made from leather, vinyl, durable fabric, thin metal (such as aluminium), or plastic. Leather, vinyl, or fabric briefcases may have externally-accessible pockets or sleeves in addition to the main storage space. Some briefcases made of fabric may have a shoulder strap. Briefcases typically have a lock to protect the contents. In the 2010s, briefcases may have padded internal pouches to protect laptops.

  • Suitcase

    A suitcase is a form of luggage. It is often a somewhat flat, rectangular-shaped bag with rounded square corners, either metal, hard plastic or made of cloth, vinyl or leather that more or less retains its shape.It has a carrying handle on one side and is used mainly for transporting clothes and other possessions during trips. It opens on hinges like a door. Suitcases lock with keys or a combination.

  • Briefcase (noun)

    A case used for carrying documents, especially for business.

  • Briefcase (noun)

    In Microsoft Windows, a folder that supports file synchronization between itself and another folder.

  • Suitcase (noun)

    A large (usually rectangular) piece of luggage used for carrying clothes, and sometimes suits, when travelling.

  • Suitcase (verb)

    To suitcase.


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