fold·​away ˈfōld-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce foldaway (audio)
: 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 The foldaway design features an external zipper pocket that is the perfect size for a wallet or passport and two additional open pockets that are great for snacks and other loose items. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 12 May 2023 And a foldaway bed. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Sep. 2020 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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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foldaway was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Foldaway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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