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A typical suitcase
A typical suitcase

A suitcase is a narrow box-shaped bag, usually made of cloth or vinyl that more or less keeps its shape, has a handle at one end and is used mainly for transporting clothes and other possessions during trips. Originally, suitcases were made of leather or cardboard. Large picture of suitcase File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Large picture of suitcase File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Bag (disambiguation). ... Vinyl products (such as these records) come in many colors. ...


Some suitcases have built-in wheels enabling them to be pulled along by a fixed or extendable handle or by a retractable or stowable leash. Suitcases are a type of luggage. A trunk Baggage can be synonymous with luggage, or can refer to the train of people and goods, both military and of a personal nature, which commonly followed pre-modern armies on campaign. ...


A smaller, firmer suitcase, used mainly for transporting papers and office supplies is known as a briefcase. The modern day briefcase by Zegari. ...

Airlines attach tags to luggage which is transported as main luggage. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1547x1094, 277 KB) Kofferanhänger bei Flugreise Work by Matthias Sebulke AKA Mattes (Write a message) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Suitcase Metadata This file contains...


See also

The French variation of the word is Portmanteau (travelling case). The modern day briefcase by Zegari. ... A portmanteau (from 16th century French, plural portmanteaux) is a large travelling case made of leather. ...


External links

  • Suitcases - informative look at suitcases

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Suitcase - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (144 words)
A suitcase is a narrow box-shaped bag, usually made of cloth or vinyl that more or less keeps its shape, has a handle at one end and is used mainly for transporting clothes and other possessions during trips.
Originally, suitcases were made of leather or cardboard.
Some suitcases have built-in wheels enabling them to be pulled along by a fixed or extendable handle or by a retractable or stowable leash.
Suitcase bomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (740 words)
Suitcase bombs have been used in terrorist attacks in Israel — particularly cellphone-detonated bombs which are left behind in a public bus and set off.
Later testimony however insinuated that the suitcase bombs had been under the control of the KGB and not the army or the atomic energy ministry, so they might not know of their existence.
Whether or not Russian "suitcase nukes" exist, the threat of the old Soviet nuclear arsenal falling into malicious hands has been behind many American and Russian joint-initiatives after the Cold War to bolster Russia's ability to keep its nuclear weapons secure and accounted for, while the amount of weapons is being scaled down as well.
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