from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Printing A folded insert or section, as of a cover, whose full size exceeds that of the regular page.
  • n. A piece or part, as of furniture, that folds out or down from a closed position.

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  • n. A gatefold
  • adj. That folds out from a closed position

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

  • n. an oversize page that is folded in to a book or magazine


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Christopher Tolkien has drawn a new map for the book, a tipped-in foldout on sturdy paper that should serve as an exemplar for all other publishers of books containing maps.

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  • Foldout end pockets hold reels or other bulky items; foldout side compartments have mesh pockets and two water-­resistant, removable bags.

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  • The book features a series of foldout maps depicting the distribution of “color” throughout the world and warns, “Colored migration is a universal peril, menacing every part of the white world.”

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  • To help players learn the difference and never be confused, many of these games come with a large, foldout sheet which all of the cards can be placed on, indicating which area means what specifically.

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  • With my heavy equipment bag slung over my shoulder, I registered myself at the foldout card table near the entrance and after writing my name, the elderly woman distributing the makeshift badges looked up from my signature with her mouth in a little shocked O.

    Welcome to My World

  • I talked Nadine into giving me a guest cottage—two bedrooms, two baths, and a foldout couch in the sitting room.

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  • This thing was the hot set-up: a camp stove integrated into the tailgate, a small foldout sink, a galley that pulled out on sliders and, best of all, a roof-mounted tent.

    Go Off Road, Sleep Up Top

  • When he was gone, she went into her building where the security guard was sitting at her usual foldout table, listening to music on a plastic transistor radio.

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  • My vision wasn't double as much as blurred and after making sure to step over the raised frame, I promptly ran into the edge of the foldout bed.

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