- frank, anne
Origin of frangible
Examples from the Web for frangible
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.
The women bore crockery and other frangible articles, and helped Fessenden's drive the cow.
Not a branch falls—the autumn blasts brought down all that was frangible.Of Walks and Walking Tours|Arnold Haultain
Word Origin for frangible
early 15c., from Middle French frangible, from Medieval Latin frangibilis, from Latin frangere "to break" (see fraction).