Definition of suitcase in English:

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suitcase

Pronunciation: /ˈsuːtkeɪs/

noun

A case with a handle and a hinged lid, used for carrying clothes and other personal possessions: three huge suitcases and a plethora of hand baggage
More example sentences
  • Every year she travels to Israel to visit her son and takes a huge suitcase packed with baby clothes to the hospital.
  • Fathers carry small children, while other men carry suitcases and plastic bags.
  • I was offered so many chances to buy contraband cigars I'd have needed extra suitcases to carry them away.
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Derivatives

suitcaseful

noun (plural suitcasefuls)
Example sentences
  • When I go to another country I always travel with a suitcaseful of extra things to give to Jews who can use them.
  • Cameras are smuggled by the suitcaseful from all over the former Soviet Union, to deal with an ever growing demand.
  • As the Preface explains, this ‘Autobiography’ of Mary Buckler was pieced together by her youngest son Bryan out of a suitcaseful of papers which he had retrieved from her effects.

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