fold·​ing | \ ˈfōl-diŋ How to pronounce folding (audio) \

Definition of folding

: capable of being folded into a more compact shape folding chairs a folding door

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Recent Examples on the Web A dozen or so folding chairs are kept in a corral under the stairs for early birds. Pete Wells, New York Times, "A MacGyver of Slow-Cooked Meats at Franklin Barbecue," 14 Mar. 2017 Industrial designer Duncan Fitzsimons wants to change this with his Crossbreed, a full-sized folding wheel. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, "Crossbreed Folding Wheel Makes Bikes Even Smaller," 4 Feb. 2008

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First Known Use of folding

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Folding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of folding

: able to be folded into a smaller shape : designed to be folded

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