- easily broken; breakable: Most frangible toys are not suitable for young children.
Origin of frangible
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Related Words for frangiblebreakable, brittle, crumbly, dainty, delicate, feeble, flimsy, frail, friable, weak
Examples from the Web for frangible
Historical Examples of frangible
The women bore crockery and other frangible articles, and helped Fessenden's drive the cow.
A frangible plate D closes the end of barrel A, but blows out above a certain pressure to avoid bursting strain in the gun.The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
Edward W. Byrn
Frangible things are of less value than things that are infrangible.
Not a branch falls—the autumn blasts brought down all that was frangible.Of Walks and Walking Tours
- breakable or fragile
Word Origin for frangible
early 15c., from Middle French frangible, from Medieval Latin frangibilis, from Latin frangere "to break" (see fraction).