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

  • adj. That can be protracted; extensible: protractile limbs and claws.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That can be protracted (as a cat's claws)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being protracted, or protruded; protrusile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Susceptible of being drawn forward or thrust out, as the tongue of a woodpecker; protrusile: correlated with retractile, that which is one being also the other.

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

  • adj. able to be extended


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