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    Question Any adj for items that can be folded?

    Hi,
    I think tip-up is the adjective for the kind of chairs that can be folded up, especially the ones found in waiting rooms, stations, cinemas, etc. Is there any general adjective, other than 'folding', to refer to objects that can be folded? (Like the white cane used by the blind people, or any other possible thing.)



    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Any adj for items that can be folded?

    Collapsible?

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    Re: Any adj for items that can be folded?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Collapsible?

    Thanks! Is it used in everyday English? Or, 'folding' is the most frequent one?

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    Re: Any adj for items that can be folded?

    "Foldable" is a word, even if my internet browser doesn't think so.

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    Re: Any adj for items that can be folded?

    I would use "folding chair" for the type of chair you described.

    On a bus or in a taxi, the type of seat that is flat against the wall when not in use, but can be pulled down by a passenger in order to sit on it is called a "fold-down seat".

    I would say "collapsible white stick".

    I agree with the last poster that "foldable" is a word.

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    Re: Any adj for items that can be folded?

    Telescoping is also used for round items that get longer or shorter by pushing the parts into one another, with each segment wider in diameter than the one before.

    I would call the chairs you store in the back of your closet "folding chairs."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Any adj for items that can be folded?

    Thank you all for the very helpful replies!


    Wish you best...

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