Often these people end up on a special kind of board with legs that fold out, a gurney.
The piece is rested upon two supports, which fold out, and are stuck in the ground.
In the printed report Appendix 2, giving Vestry attendance etc. is a very large, fold out table.
To abdicate responsibilities; slough off; cop out: He was not a guy who would just fold out
[1980s+; fr the act of folding, dropping out of a poker game]