collapsible 1875, alternative spelling of COLLAPSABLE (Cf. collapsable).

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  • collapsible — adj. Capable of collapsing or being collapsed; as, a collapsible boat. [Narrower terms: {telescopic}; {tip up}] Also See: {folded}. Antonym: {noncollapsible}. Syn: collapsable. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collapsible — is spelt ible, not able. See able, ible …   Modern English usage

  • collapsible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to be folded down …   English terms dictionary

  • collapsible — col|lap|si|ble [kəˈlæpsıbəl] adj something collapsible can be folded so that it uses less space ▪ a collapsible chair …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • collapsible — [[t]kəlæ̱psɪb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A collapsible object is designed to be folded flat when it is not being used. ...a collapsible chair. Syn: folding …   English dictionary

  • collapsible — adjective something collapsible can be folded so that it takes less space: a collapsible bicycle …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • collapsible — collapsibility, collapsability, n. /keuh lap seuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of collapsing or of being collapsed, as for carrying or storing. n. 2. something that is collapsible: The auditorium chairs are collapsibles that store easily. Also,… …   Universalium

  • collapsible — adj. Collapsible is used with these nouns: ↑pushchair …   Collocations dictionary

  • collapsible — col|laps|i|ble [ kə læpsəbl ] adjective able to be folded into a smaller size: a collapsible bicycle …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • collapsible — UK [kəˈlæpsəb(ə)l] / US adjective able to be folded into a smaller size a collapsible bicycle …   English dictionary

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