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  • adj. Capable of being retracted; retractile.
  • n. A retractable pen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being retracted; retractile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being retracted; retractile. Also retractible.

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

  • adj. capable of being retracted


retract +‎ -able (Wiktionary)


  • Good question: The aircraft was to be a delta-winged fighter with a watertight hull with twin retractable hydro-skis for takeoff and landing.

    Sea Dart | My[confined]Space

  • Q Celsius tires contain retractable studs for icy roads that are deployable via remote control.

    Boing Boing

  • Recent new abilities resulting from his rebirth after battling Morlun include night vision, increased sensory awareness via vibratory patterns transmitted on his web lines, and twin retractable stingers within his forearms.

    Marvel Thursday Thirteen -

  • He belongs to the class of Santas known for their so-called retractable beards, aka the fake ones.

    Press of Atlantic City: Editorials

  • Wales also said the negative impact on football of retaining the running track would be minimal, though he did admit that it would have been preferable to design in an alternative such as retractable seats. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • YOYO lip gloss mini, a 'retractable' lip gloss attached to a cord that extends two and a half feet and can be clipped onto clothing, was named winner of the color cosmetics category.

    CosmeticsDesign RSS

  • My question is, it was working fine at first, but now the "retractable" pen will not extend any more.


  • Officer Alex Bakalis first locked up the suspect after spotting him carrying a gravity knife - a kind of retractable blade illegal in the city - near the corner of Douglass and Bond streets.

    NY Post: News

  • a kind of retractable blade illegal in the city - near the corner of Douglass and Bond streets.

    NY Post: News

  • This is actually very clever for them, since this is essentially "retractable" tradecraft.) * Something similar to the above using a cigarette.

    Indymedia Ireland


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