inflatable

[in-fley-tuh-buh l]
noun
  1. an inflatable object, device, or structure, especially a small rubber boat that is inflated with air.

Origin of inflatable

First recorded in 1875–80; inflate + -able
Related formsre·in·flat·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for inflatable

Contemporary Examples of inflatable

Historical Examples of inflatable

  • Most of the drop sphere is made of inflatable metallic foil, so don't bother to look for the entrance.

    Planet of the Damned

    Harry Harrison

  • It turned out to be a combination of a canvas bag and inflatable rubber mattress, called by its makers a "Sleeping Pocket."

    Down the Yellowstone

    Lewis R. Freeman

  • I know, Larry said even as he was climbing into the inflatable vacuum garment.

  • Most of the drop sphere is made of inflatable metallic foil so don't bother to look for the entrance.

    Sense of Obligation

    Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)


British Dictionary definitions for inflatable

inflatable

noun
  1. any of various large air-filled objects made of strong plastic or rubber, used for children to play on at fairs, carnivals, etc
adjective
  1. capable of being inflated
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