fold·​away | \ ˈfōld-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce foldaway (audio) \

Definition of foldaway

: designed to be folded for storage or portability foldaway doors a foldaway bed a foldaway table

Examples of foldaway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Located under the rear bench seat is a full-width, foldaway gear storage box. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 26 June 2020 Brault showed me the small, semicircular second-floor salon off a winding wooden staircase where Bonheur received most of her visitors, which is anchored by a desk with a foldaway typewriter. Claudine Doury, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Oct. 2020 Would a decorative, foldaway room divider or screen conceal distractions? oregonlive, 22 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of foldaway

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foldaway was in 1948

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18 May 2022

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“Foldaway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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