suitcase

A suitcase is a piece of luggage that usually has a handle. If you're going on a week-long vacation, you should probably pack a suitcase to bring with you. Don't forget your toothbrush!

If your suitcase is large enough, you'll have to check it when you fly on an airplane — you can carry only small suitcases into the cabin of the plane. These days most suitcases have wheels so you can roll them along behind you as you walk through a bus station or down the sidewalk. The earliest suitcases were sewn from wool, linen, or leather, often covering a wooden frame. Today, most suitcases are made of nylon or lightweight metal.

Definitions of suitcase
  1. noun
    a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
    synonyms: bag, grip, traveling bag, travelling bag
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    carpetbag
    traveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century
    garment bag
    a suitcase that unfolds to be hung up
    gripsack
    a small suitcase
    overnight bag, overnight case, overnighter
    a small traveling bag to carry clothing and accessories for staying overnight
    Gladstone, Gladstone bag, portmanteau
    a large travelling bag made of stiff leather
    weekender
    a small suitcase to carry clothing and accessories for a weekend trip
    valise
    a small overnight bag for short trips
    type of:
    baggage, luggage
    cases used to carry belongings when traveling
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