collapsible

adjective col·laps·ible \ kə-ˈlap-sə-bəl \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of collapsible

1843

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COLLAPSIBLE Defined for Kids

collapsible

adjective col·laps·ible \ kə-ˈlap-sə-bəl \

Definition of collapsible for Students

: capable of collapsing or possible to collapse
  • a collapsible table

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