col·​laps·​ible | \ kə-ˈlap-sə-bəl How to pronounce collapsible (audio) \

Definition of collapsible

: able to be folded into a more compact shape a collapsible stepladder The collapsible bikes were created in London with the city commuter in mind …— Karen Loutzenheiser Hagrid wouldn't let Harry buy a solid gold cauldron, either … but they got a nice set of scales for weighing potion ingredients and a collapsible brass telescope.— J. K. Rowling also, of a part of a graphical user interface : able to be hidden or to have certain components (such as options in a menu) hidden by the user when not needed The use of a collapsible menu keeps the navigation less cluttered, but keeps all functionality at your fingertips. — Susan Perschke

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collapsibility \ kə-​ˌlap-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce collapsible (audio) \ noun

Examples of collapsible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The brand claims these collapsible containers are meant to resist mildew. Ambar Pardilla, NBC News, "Best under bed storage 2021: Amazon, Target, Wayfair and more," 7 Apr. 2021 Purchase collapsible ladders for each upstairs bedroom. oregonlive, "2021 checklist to prepare your family for an emergency at home or in a public place," 14 Jan. 2021 Doboli Collapsible Reusable Metal Straws Coming in a two pack in a variety of colors, this metal straw is collapsible and fits in a small carrying case. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, "12 Best Reusable Straws of 2020," 13 Apr. 2021 Life began for Micro with a single product: a collapsible human-powered scooter. Nargess Banks, Forbes, "Electric Urban Commuter, Microlino, Is A Reimagined Bubble Car For The 21st Century," 5 Apr. 2021 This soft-sided crate by EliteField is easily collapsible and turns into a portable tote for easy traveling. Mili Godio, NBC News, "How to crate train your dog, according to experts," 8 Apr. 2021 Beloved by more than 8,100 Amazon customers, the fabric shelving unit also comes with two collapsible drawers. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "38 products to organize every corner of your home," 7 Apr. 2021 This is collapsible into a 2″H x 4″W disc that is easy to hold. Chris Hachey, BGR, "Best Collapsible Travel Cup," 23 Mar. 2021 This is made from breathable VentilAir mesh material with a collapsible design. Chris Hachey, BGR, "Best Collapsible Laundry Carrier," 19 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of collapsible

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of collapsible was in 1843

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“Collapsible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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col·​laps·​ible | \ kə-ˈlap-sə-bəl \

Kids Definition of collapsible

: capable of collapsing or possible to collapse a collapsible table

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