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

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For starters, the collapsible plastic top band is now a piece of stainless steel. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Bose is back on top when it comes to noise-canceling headphones," 25 July 2019 Further investigation revealed the suspect was in possession of a collapsible baton, burglary tools, and mail and credit cards not belonging to the suspect. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Cupertino crime report for the week of Aug. 2," 23 July 2019 Tenalach nailed it with this set, which includes two collapsible aluminum boards with LED lights around the holes. Will Egensteiner, Outside Online, "Our Favorite Camping Gear at Summer Outdoor Retailer," 19 June 2019 One rental shop targets animal lovers with collapsible pet dens and dog-food bowls. Eun-young Jeong, WSJ, "Newest Camping Adventure: During the Day and in the City," 18 June 2019 Oru makes collapsible versions of those as well ($99). Adrienne So, WIRED, "Oru's Haven Fold-Up Kayak Is a Work of Oar-igami Art," 24 June 2019 He is accused of using a collapsible baton to strike a 56-year-old Milwaukee man in the head several times just before 10 a.m. in the 5200 block of Hamilton Road. Bill Kurtz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Milwaukee man was hit with a baton while delivering a washing machine to a Cedarburg home, complaint says," 11 June 2019 Foam-roll your way to a more flexible body—anytime, anywhere—with Brazyn’s collapsible version. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "5 Easy Ways to Jump-Start Your Fitness Goals in 2019," 12 Jan. 2019 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

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First Known Use of collapsible

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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to shake or wave menacingly

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