fan·​fold | \ ˈfan-ˌfōld How to pronounce fanfold (audio) \

Definition of fanfold

: paper (such as business forms or tape) made from a web and folded like a fan lengthwise and sometimes crosswise

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Other Words from fanfold

fanfold transitive verb

Examples of fanfold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Steel, wire and splintered wood prickle from broken buildings in fantastic shapes: spikes, ruffles, fanfolds of tin and aluminum. By Michael Browning, miamiherald, "A desolated landscape: the toll of Hurricane Andrew," 25 Aug. 2015

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First Known Use of fanfold

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fanfold was in 1925

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“Fanfold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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