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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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 His neighbors sit in the back with their walkers and collapsible grocery carts. City Bureau, Chicago Reader, "These candid photos capture how seniors are growing communities—while growing older—on the south side," 12 July 2018 Wochit Three people are facing criminal charges after a road rage incident on I-65 that involved a handgun, a collapsible baton and marijuana. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Greenwood man accused of pointing gun while driving in I-65 road rage incident," 8 July 2018 In each kit are two bowl plates, two sealable containers, a collapsible coffee mug, a cutting board and strainer, and one spork. Emily Reed, Outside Online, "How to Build Your Perfect Car Camping Box," 12 June 2018 The top resembles a sleeping bag, with a collapsible heel for midnight bathroom runs. Sara Kennedy, The Seattle Times, "5 camping finds: More comfort and better sleep," 29 May 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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