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See also: détachable



From French détachable, detach +‎ -able


  • (UK) IPA(key): /dətætʃəbl̩/, /diːtætʃəbl̩/
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detachable (not comparable)

  1. Designed to be unfastened or disconnected without damage.
    • 1967, Ann Helen Stroup, An Investigation of the Dress of American Children from 1930 Through 1941 with Emphasis on Factors Influencing Change, page 195:
      Pique and linen also accented several coats and oftentimes were both detachable and formed an overcollar covering a collar made from the coat fabric.

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detachable (plural detachables)

  1. Any device that is designed so that it can be detached from something else.
    • 2015 November 5, Jack Schofield, “Which laptop should we buy for our child?”, in The Guardian[1]:
      For the past few months, the red HP Pavilion X2 10-n055na has been my pick of the detachables at £249.99.