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Gladstone bag

n.
A piece of hand luggage traditionally having a hinged frame and opening into two compartments.

[After William Ewart Gladstone.]
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Gladstone bag

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a piece of hand luggage consisting of two equal-sized hinged compartments
[C19: named after W. E. Gladstone]
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Glad′stone bag`


n.
a small rectangular suitcase hinged to open into two compartments of equal size.
[1880–85; after W.E. Gladstone]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gladstone bag - a large travelling bag made of stiff leatherGladstone bag - a large travelling bag made of stiff leather
suitcase, traveling bag, travelling bag, grip, bag - a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"
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References in classic literature ?
"I have just been there, and I have taken it out, and I have got it in this Gladstone bag. Come on, my boy, and we shall see whether it will not fit the lock."
"I had an idea that he might, and I took the liberty of bringing the tools with me." He opened the Gladstone bag as he spoke, and took out, to my astonishment, a very large bath-sponge.
"Here!" said Mr Verloc, giving a slight kick to the gladstone bag on the floor; and Stevie flung himself upon it, seized it, bore it off with triumphant devotion.
On the weekends, you can easily find a dozen of them hawking everything from vintage Gladstone bags and Victorian silverware to paisley shirts from the '60s and ancient Roman coins.