self-closing

adjective
self-clos·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈklō-ziŋ How to pronounce self-closing (audio) \

Definition of self-closing

: closing or shutting automatically after being opened

First Known Use of self-closing

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-closing was circa 1875

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“Self-closing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-closing. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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