Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That can be collapsed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of collapsing or being collapsed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of collapsing; liable to collapse; made so as to collapse: as, a collapsible balloon; a collapsible tube or drinking-cup. Also collapsable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of collapsing or being collapsed

Etymologies

collapse +‎ -ible (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A plainclothes security agent with a flashlight beats the tall grass between the sidewalk and the street with a thin collapsible rod, looking for wires or a glint of metal.

    Grand Illusions

  • They might be called collapsible, convertible coffee kits, as they are made to serve as a combination coffee pot, mill, can, and cup.

    All About Coffee

  • He also admitted possessing or using a prohibited weapon, namely a collapsible batton.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • They found what they said was a parachute, but it's my belief that was either a blind or it was really some kind of collapsible boat.

    The Man from the Clouds

  • He had been describing a particular kind of collapsible tumbler, which you put in your pocket and carried with you for use on a railway journey.

    The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (Rev. C. L. Dodgson)

  • Staff will be displaying emergency goods already in use in Haiti and why they are critically important, such as collapsible water containers, cooking sets, personal hygiene kits, food, and blankets.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Other airports must create safety areas that comply with the federal standards where feasible or develop alternatives such as collapsible pavement around runways.

    AroundTheCapitol.com

  • MindMeister co-founder Michael Hollauf tells us the uptake so far has been good and they have new editing features such as collapsible nodes planned for the app, he reckons any future platform development on android, Symbian or blackberry would depend on the how the iPhone app does.

    British Blogs

  • This concept of "collapsible" clothes or "pop-up" fashion was original and architectural, bringing an uncompromisingly modern look to a wardrobe of simple styles: square dresses, with inserts of origami folds or simple pleats.

    NYT > Global Home

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