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A letter briefcase.
A black briefcase.

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brief +‎ case

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briefcase (plural briefcases)

  1. A case used for carrying documents, especially for business.
  2. (computing) In Microsoft Windows, a folder that supports file synchronization between itself and another folder.
    • 2004, Craig Forrest Mathews, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Tablet PCs, page 202:
      You create a briefcase called Files where you store all your important documents. The briefcase is stored on your Tablet PC's C: drive, and the source files reside on your server.

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