or col·laps·a·ble

[ kuh-lap-suh-buh l ]
/ kəˈlæp sə bəl /


capable of collapsing or of being collapsed, as for carrying or storing.


something that is collapsible: The auditorium chairs are collapsibles that store easily.

Nearby words

  1. collapsable,
  2. collapsar,
  3. collapse,
  4. collapse of communism,
  5. collapse therapy,
  6. collar,
  7. collar button,
  8. collar cell,
  9. collar rot,
  10. collar-button abscess

Origin of collapsible

First recorded in 1835–45; collapse + -ible

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for collapsible



1875, alternative spelling of collapsable.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper