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See also: rétractable
retractable (not comparable)
- Capable of being retracted; retractile.
- 1960 February, “The first of London's new Piccadilly Line trains is delivered”, in Trains Illustrated, page 94:
- Features such as trackless doors, mercury-type door interlocks, roof-mounted door fault indicator lights, rubber window glazing, improved retractable shoegear and a modified electro-pneumatic brake system designed to facilitate maintenance and improve reliability, which have proved their worth on the prototype trains, are continued in the new stock.
capable of being retracted
retractable (plural retractables)
- A retractable pen.
- 1979, Douglas Adams, chapter 21, in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:
- Somewhere in the cosmos, he said, […] there was also a planet entirely given over to Biro life forms. […] Veet Voogajig suddenly claimed to have found this planet, and to have worked there for a while driving a limousine for a family of cheap green retractables […]