It had flaps which permitted slow landings and short take-offs, and it had retractable landing gear and variable-pitch propeller.
These motors were located near the rear lip of Valier's conical cargo section on retractable booms.
Our retractable wings slid from their sockets and took hold of the thin atmosphere with a thump and a soft rustle.
He jabbed a button, and a motor purred, rolling out the retractable radar antenna.
She slid it to the door entrance on its retractable casters.
Personal luggage was stowed under the bunk, cupboards were built in, tables folded back and even the basin was retractable.
A type of retractable thimble or presser foot was used to hold the fabric down as required.
early 15c., "to draw (something) back," from Old French retracter (14c.) and directly from Latin retractus, past participle of retrahere "to draw back" (see retraction). Sense of "to revoke, recant, take back" is attested from 1540s, probably a back-formation from retraction. Related: Retracted; retracting.