noun, often attributive
fold·​out | \ˈfōld-ˌau̇t \

Definition of foldout 

: a folded leaf in a publication (such as a book) that is larger in some dimension than the page a foldout map

Examples of foldout in a Sentence

The book includes special maps in the form of foldouts. The book includes foldout maps.

Recent Examples on the Web

Up at the church itself, one of the organizers estimated 400 to 500 people had congregated, many of whom had brought picnic blankets, tripods, expensive cameras, and foldout chairs. Geoff Manaugh, The Atlantic, "Los Angeles, America’s Future Spaceport," 17 May 2018 Our guide during the entire trip was a surprisingly useful – and free – foldout map of the Great River Road, published by the Mississippi River Parkway Commission. Peter Kujawinski, New York Times, "Along the Mississippi," 13 Oct. 2017 Vedder and Caden shared a foldout couch, their fourth bed since the fire began, only to be awakened by mandatory evacuation alerts and warnings about the Thomas Fire burning west in the hills. Paul Vercammen, CNN, "Mom, son, scramble 4 times to stay out of California wildfire's path," 12 Dec. 2017 Beaty, sitting at a foldout table in the corner of Iowa State’s weight room, wasn’t focused much on hypotheticals and outlooks. Jesse Newell, kansascity, "KU needed 15 drives to get past its own 35-yard line. It was that type of day in Ames," 14 Oct. 2017 The three big foldout posters are even chic enough for design snobs to consider hanging on a nursery wall, once the matching stickers have been (carefully) stuck. Catherine Hong, New York Times, "In These New Activity Books for Kids, Staying Within the Lines Is Decidedly Optional," 2 June 2017 The student and the teacher faced each other on plain black foldout chairs. Sarah Grant, New York Times, "Revival for the Notekillers, Still Noisy After All These Years," 14 Apr. 2017 To save money, Schumer slept in the living room, on a foldout couch. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, "Can Chuck Schumer Check Donald Trump?," 27 Mar. 2017 In the dirt with the foldout tables under the tent fabric. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "Text of SXSW2013 closing remarks by Bruce Sterling," 13 Apr. 2013

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First Known Use of foldout

1950, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of foldout

: a large folded page in a book or magazine

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