noun, often attributive
fold·​out | \ ˈfōld-ˌau̇t How to pronounce foldout (audio) \

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 The duo perched on cushions with a foldout table topped with bottles of water, Lysol sprays and several tabletlike bingo devices, each playing up to 66 games at once. René A. Guzman,, "Bingo halls reopened Friday across the city, and San Antonians were eager to play and socialize," 26 May 2020 On this Palm Sunday, McGehee delivered his Holy Ghost sermon to the small group sat on grey rusting foldout chairs in the crime-rich, money-poor neighborhood of Toulminville, north of Mobile. Christopher Harress |, al, "Coronavirus brings Holy Week challenges, opportunity for a small Mobile church," 7 Apr. 2020 He was ticked off enough to stick an umbrella across his foldout meal tray to keep from any more reclining going on. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "More Devastating Proof of Why You Should Never Recline Your Plane Seat," 28 Feb. 2020 Some, like Hugh, were crying on their beds, far from the affected area, while others were on foldout sofas, in sleeping bags, in the back seats of cars, or on cots laid out like circuitry in public-school gymnasiums. David Sedaris, The New Yorker, "Hurricane Season," 25 Nov. 2019 By lunchtime the next day, there were thousands of sandwiches made by assembly line at a long foldout cafeteria table. Jane Black, Smithsonian, "José Andrés’ Generous Helping of Humanity," 19 Nov. 2019 Marjorie sat on her bed — a mattress atop a foldout couch — and talked on the phone to a friend. Andy Newman, New York Times, "On the Job, 24 Hours a Day, 27 Days a Month," 2 Sep. 2019 There’s a foldout in the living room sofa, isn’t there? Jason Gay, WSJ, "For $238 Million, Do They Throw In a Foldout Sofa?," 25 Jan. 2019 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

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Foldout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of foldout

: a large folded page in a book or magazine

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