bi·​fold ˈbī-ˌfōld How to pronounce bifold (audio)
: designed to fold twice
bifold doors
a bifold wallet

Examples of bifold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These shutters can be stationary, where the slats just open and close, or they can be done in a bifold style, where they can be pulled completely back to connect two spaces into one cohesive room. Maggie Gillette, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Jan. 2024 But if the bulbous clogs aren’t your style, maybe the team’s other example—a simple bifold wallet—makes more sense for your daily outfit. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 3 Apr. 2024 The two-story venue features walls with bifold doors that completely open up, as well as glass windscreens and overhead heaters on decks and patios, to let guests enjoy the outdoors and expansive views, whether seated inside or out. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Sep. 2023 Everything was going great—Hall had big plans for bifold doors, a spacious island, and fresh wooden floors—until Amy asked Hall to redesign a fireplace in another room. Kelsey Mulvey, House Beautiful, 5 July 2023 Install bifold windows the width of the countertop to throw open when the weather's right. Amy Mitchell, Country Living, 5 July 2023 The standard advice typically involves installing a pair of bifold doors and popping a few mature cheese plants about the place. Jermaine Gallacher, Vogue, 21 June 2023 What's the difference between bifold and trifold garment bags? Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Travel + Leisure, 12 May 2023 Benoit set out to preserve the architectural charm of the house while making functional yet impactful adjustments, like replacing the windows in the living room with french doors, and installing bifold doors to connect the living room and front yard for her kids. Monica Mercuri, House Beautiful, 21 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bifold was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Bifold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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