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collapsible

Word definitions for collapsible in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
adjective EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES ▪ collapsible chairs EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ Aft of him was stowage space for a collapsible dinghy, maintenance platforms and a spare propeller! ▪ I purchase a tiny, collapsible umbrella. ▪ In his Roos-Atkins collapsible...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
collapsible \collapsible\ adj. Capable of collapsing or being collapsed; as, a collapsible boat. [Narrower terms: telescopic ; tip-up ] Also See: folded . Antonym: noncollapsible . Syn: collapsable.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
a. That can be collapsed.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1875, alternative spelling of collapsable .

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
adj. capable of collapsing or being collapsed; "a collapsible boat" [syn: collapsable ] [ant: noncollapsible ]

Usage examples of collapsible.

When Derian entered, he found Earl Kestrel seated on a campstool, making notes in a leather-bound book resting on a collapsible table.

New, super-deluxe, jumbo, handy, portable, lightweight, convenient, collapsible, prewrapped, easy to use, guaranteed, available in all sizes in designer colors.

Tents, booths, collapsible shops, the open rings of combat and the closed enclaves of sensory titivation, jugglers, tumblers, contortionists, men who promised eternal happiness, and harpies who roved, hard-eyed and falsely charming, offering pleasure to those who had come to join in the fun.

There she picked out a collapsible boat, a converter and a jetpack, and several tethers designed for mountain climbing.

Lightoller was still struggling with the four collapsible lifeboats, three of which could not be freed.

As they talked, efforts were being made to free two more of the collapsible lifeboats, but even once freed of the ropes that had secured it, it was impossible to get collapsible B off the deck, given the extreme angle at which the ship was now listing.

The professor, who was barking for his own course, had in his hand a mechanized collapsible pointer with which he tapped the blackboards for emphasis, as the pointer kept shooting out and returning to its pencil size.

He produced from inside his clothing a small collapsible grapple of alloy steel to which was attached a thin, extremely stout, silken cord of a length to more than reach the ground.

You simply jack one up onto logs, bring it where you want it, put collapsible jacks underneath, snake out the logs, spread soil more or less evenly beneath, and collapse the jacks.

Have a collapsible stretcher lowered to the hundred-foot platform, with inflatable splints and a cervical collar—.

Nearby was the transmitting equipment: a silver dish antenna, the black transmitter box, the snaking coaxial cables running to the portable video camera mounted on the collapsible tripod.

Smoke rose from collapsible huts fashioned from imported composite materials.

Max worked for Hutch Sales, in the exhibitions department, which dealt with permanent showhouses and with the single collapsible building that did the rounds of exhibitions in the UK.

I ended up with enough equipment to bring full employment to a vale of sherpas--a three-season tent, self-inflating sleeping pad, nested pots and pans, collapsible eating utensils, plastic dish and cup, complicated pump-action water purifier, stuff sacks in a rainbow of colors, seam sealer, patching kit, sleeping bag, bungee cords, water bottles, waterproof poncho, waterproof matches, pack cover, a rather nifty compass/thermometer keyring, a little collapsible stove that looked frankly like trouble, gas bottle and spare gas bottle, a hands-free flashlight that you wore on your head like a miner's lamp (this I liked very much), a big knife for killing bears and hillbillies, insulated long Johns and undershirts, four bandannas, and lots of other stuff, for some of which I had to go back again and ask what it was for exactly.

Tied to the other end, its rungs clanking against the side of the shuttle, was a collapsible ladder, of the sort Emerson made his kids keep under their bunk bed at their Grand Prairie condo.