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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.]

Gladstone bag

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

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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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"
References in classic literature ?
I have just been there, and I have taken it out, and I have got it in this Gladstone bag.
He opened the Gladstone bag as he spoke, and took out, to my astonishment, a very large bath-sponge.
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.