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[attributive] (of a page in a book or magazine or a piece of furniture) designed to be opened out for use and then folded away.‘a fold-out map’
- ‘At the time we were sleeping on one of those old fold-out two seater foam couch things.’
- ‘Eight zoning commissioners sat around a long fold-out table in an open space at town hall.’
- ‘The set comes in another lengthy fold-out Digipak, which offends the sensibilities of some.’
- ‘The album and it's fold-out sleeve are covered in a highly detailed drawing of the New York skyline, complete with the twin towers.’
- ‘This lovingly crafted book features a postcard, a cruise time-table and a fold-out map of Lyra's Oxford.’
- ‘And it comes in a credit-card sized fold-out booklet.’
- ‘Microsoft's enviable Xbox 360 car was on-hand complete with three fold-out high-definition gameplay stations protruding from its boot.’
- ‘Of course, web developers want to extend their menus to something beyond another fold-out menu.’
- ‘What started out as a couple of fold-out chairs along the station platform is now a mega event.’
- ‘A number of non-berth seats were adjustable to a full-down position with fold-out foot stools Pan Am coined as ‘Sleeperettes.’’
- ‘The colorful 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 fold-out card will fit on the music rack to remind students of effective practice procedures.’
- ‘Inside they found what a usual hotel room usually had, one queen-sized bed and one slightly smaller fold-out bed in the couch.’
- ‘The case could also use an insert with fold-out wings, rather than the two flat ones, for better access.’
- ‘The unchanging set, a disarray of metal, lights, tables, fold-out chairs and a five-piece band, is simple and grungy.’
- ‘All components built into easily portable, hardened, rubberized field case, including fold-out keyboard, LCD, and micro-mouse.’
- ‘All that accompanies Blakely onstage is one fold-out chair, a small assortment of props and stage lights.’
- ‘On the magazine's fold-out map, south of Australia, there is nothing but an uninterrupted sea of watercolour blue.’
- ‘Standing up straight, he used the rifle's integral fold-out bipod to steady it, and peered through his ten power scope.’
- ‘When he moved, he automatically turned and shifted his lanky, fold-out body to avoid bumping people he seemed not to see.’
- ‘The conversation this afternoon went thusly, on the seventh circuit of the carpark, on a mission to buy a CD player and a child's fold-out sofa.’
A page or piece of furniture designed to be folded open or closed.
- ‘The inside fold-out holds the three discs securely in their plastic molding, and the animated DVD menus are attractive as well.’
- ‘A colorful cardboard fold-out attached to the video jacket also contains a complete script with translation of every word and section of the video.’
- ‘Tables of contents are printed on the fold-out, along with a miniature full-color representation of each of the movie posters.’
- ‘The DVD packaging is striking, a nice sepia-toned box with a classy fold-out inside to hold the DVDs.’
- ‘The Saville volume features fold-outs and full-page details.’
- ‘The box fold-out correctly shows the final episode in Season Two as ‘Ben?’’
- ‘The packaging is attractive, and I love the plastic slipcover over the standard fold-out with gates, but I do have some minor quibbles.’
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