verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for detachable
The bond between women and detachable showerheads, after all, is both a marriage of convenience and one of love.
I have myself collected fossils in that district, where the shells are very entire, and detachable from the yellow sandy matrix.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.
By 1780, illustrations in surgical works showed that the bottom of the scarificator was detachable.
The glass has a detachable lining of transparent celluloid which will hold water.Water Wizardry|Arthur Ainslie
In the Curtiss VX engines, the valves are carried in detachable cages which may be removed when the valves need attention.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
If desired, this card might be made with detachable coupons for the different operations.
British Dictionary definitions for detachable
Word Origin for detach
Word Origin and History for detachable (1 of 2)
1680s, from French détacher "to detach, untie," from Old French destachier, from des- "apart" + attachier "attach" (see attach). Related: Detached; detaching.