col·​laps·​ible | \kə-ˈlap-sə-bəl \

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

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Items on the wish list include Martingale collars, 4- and 6-foot nylon leashes, durable chew toys such as Kong toys, Frontline flea and tick preventative and collapsible wire crates. Grace Wong,, "Big Gay Ice Cream comes to town, plus other things to eat, drink and do this weekend," 20 June 2018 His neighbors sit in the back with their walkers and collapsible grocery carts. City Bureau, Chicago Reader, "These candid photos capture how seniors are growing communities—while growing older—on the south side," 12 July 2018 Wochit Three people are facing criminal charges after a road rage incident on I-65 that involved a handgun, a collapsible baton and marijuana. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Greenwood man accused of pointing gun while driving in I-65 road rage incident," 8 July 2018 In each kit are two bowl plates, two sealable containers, a collapsible coffee mug, a cutting board and strainer, and one spork. Emily Reed, Outside Online, "How to Build Your Perfect Car Camping Box," 12 June 2018 The top resembles a sleeping bag, with a collapsible heel for midnight bathroom runs. Sara Kennedy, The Seattle Times, "5 camping finds: More comfort and better sleep," 29 May 2018 Invest in collapsible water bowls, waste bags, a safety harness, and a leash. Rachel Rabkin Peachman, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Travel Safely With Pets," 25 May 2018 Enter these trifold collapsible carbon-fiber poles from Black Diamond, which break down to just 16 inches long and weigh a scant ten ounces. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "Lightweight Gear for Life on the Road," 10 May 2018 The Best Collapsible Umbrella Blunt Metro umbrella $45, Huckberry Buy Now Most people prefer a collapsible umbrella, and this is our favorite. Andrew Goble, GQ, "The Best Umbrellas Are Tough Enough for Downpours and Cheap Enough to Lose Without Crying," 2 May 2018

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1843, in the meaning defined above

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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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