fan·​fold ˈfan-ˌfōld How to pronounce fanfold (audio)
: paper (such as business forms or tape) made from a web and folded like a fan lengthwise and sometimes crosswise
fanfold transitive verb

Example Sentences

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, 25 Aug. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

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 8 Jun. 2023.

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