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 collapsibility (audio) \ noun

Examples of collapsible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bigger items in the collection include a shade shelter, foldable chairs, and collapsible side table that are all easily portable. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, "West Elm and REI Team Up to Release a New Outdoor Collection Perfect for Any Outdoor Escape," 27 May 2020 All items come with their own mesh bag, including the collapsible spork. Popular Science, "Essential cookware for your camping trip," 7 July 2020 This particular outdoor space calls for comfy collapsible lawn chairs (the REI x West Elm collection is calling our name), a breezy linen blanket, and a picnic basket–and don't forget your masks and hand sanitizer. Kelsey Clark, Glamour, "22 Outdoor Decor Ideas to Turn Your Space Into a Summer Sanctuary," 30 June 2020 If space is a concern for you, consider this collapsible single-seat sauna from SereneLife. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, "These Saunas Make the Perfect Addition to Your Home Gym or Spa," 25 June 2020 This handy collapsible water bottle with a leak-proof twist cap from Nomander for $24.95. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Everything You Need to Know and Buy If You're New to Hiking," 3 June 2020 Don’t bring a tripod, collapsible monopod, or any gear that could be mistaken for, or used as, a weapon. Jess Grey, Wired, "How to Take Photos at Protests Safely—and Responsibly," 3 June 2020 The front flap of the bag unzips and folds down to become a feeding station with two collapsible silicone and dishwasher-safe bowls. Popular Science, "Essential travel kits for active pets," 23 Aug. 2019 Invest in a collapsible water bowl and a car seat cover. Elizabeth Sheldon, Country Living, "Before Adopting a New Dog, Make Sure You Have These Essentials," 15 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of collapsible

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Collapsible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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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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