[ fohld-out ]
/ ˈfoʊldˌaʊt /
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a page larger than the trim size of a magazine or book, folded one or more times so as not to extend beyond the pages; gatefold.
that must be unfolded to be used, read, viewed, etc.: a cabinet with a foldout table.
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Origin of foldout
First recorded in 1945–50; noun, adj. use of verb phrase fold out
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How to use foldout in a sentence
We sat in rows of grey steel fold out chairs that faced a model of the compound in Abbottabad.I Shot Bin Laden|Elliot Ackerman|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Often these people end up on a special kind of board with legs that fold out, a gurney.What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I saw two fold-out seats used by flight attendants during takeoff, landing and turbulence.The National-Security Diaper Scramble|Philip Shishkin|April 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The piece is rested upon two supports, which fold out, and are stuck in the ground.A Voyage Round the World, from 1806 to 1812|Archibald Campbell
In the printed report Appendix 2, giving Vestry attendance etc. is a very large, fold out table.
British Dictionary definitions for foldout
/ (ˈfəʊldˌaʊt) /
printing another name for gatefold
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