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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Other Words from collapsible

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

Examples of collapsible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This collapsible dog bowl is essential for busy travelers with limited room in their packs or carry-ons. Lily Gray, Travel + Leisure, 22 June 2021 The LapSnap is a collapsible, patent-pending carryall designed with and for wheelchair users., 28 June 2021 The boxes are also collapsible for convenient storage when not in use. Sholeen Damarwala, Forbes, 24 June 2021 This collapsible option from UCO weighs only 3.3 pounds and folds flat to fit inside a compact carrying case. Rebecca Carhart, Travel + Leisure, 9 June 2021 Instead of your usual bulky bottle, save space in your hiking pack with a flexible collapsible water bottle, like this 1-liter squeeze pouch from Hydrapak. Lizzy Briskin,, 14 Apr. 2021 Their audience, roughly 50 parents and close friends, sat on collapsible lawn chairs arranged in clusters six feet apart. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2021 For instance, vehicles could be designed with additional collapsible space beyond what's needed to protect occupants themselves. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, 7 June 2021 Purchase collapsible ladders for each upstairs bedroom. oregonlive, 4 June 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 23 Jul. 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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