lever arch file

susanna76

Senior Member
Romanian
Hi,

I googled "lever arch file" and saw it means binder (AmE). But I'm wondering about the words. Is "lever" the strip of metal that holds the paper down, and "arch" the metal loops? ("Arch" sounds rather fancy for that.)

Thanks!

P.S. In Elizabeth Noble's novel The Way We Were, Susannah and Sean decide to get married, and "Susannah bought a large lever arch file, and kept meticulous notes and records of everything."
 
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