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 collapsible head allows better hook sets and also keeps the bait upright in most riggings, though it can be rigged to run flat and fished like a frog in heavy weedmat cover. Frank Sargeant, al, 25 July 2021 And the two tired-looking police chaplains pulling collapsible red wagons down an empty street toward resting rescue workers. Elizabeth Bernstein, WSJ, 20 July 2021 The kitchen includes a 1,440-watt, two-burner induction cooktop and a collapsible, four-gallon sink with a pressure differential pump. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 6 July 2021 This small countertop includes a two-burner induction cooktop and a collapsible sink with a spray faucet and a four-gallon water tank. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 3 July 2021 Another officer gave chase, radioed about the pursuit and grabbed Lowe's shirt but couldn't get control of his arm and finally struck at Lowe's legs with a collapsible baton, which only seemed to anger him more. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 May 2021 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

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First Known Use of collapsible

1843, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jul 2021

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“Collapsible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 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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