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[fohld-out] /ˈfoʊldˌaʊt/
a page larger than the trim size of a magazine or book, folded one or more times so as not to extend beyond the pages; gatefold.
that must be unfolded to be used, read, viewed, etc.:
a cabinet with a foldout table.
Also, fold-out.
Origin of foldout
1945-50; noun, adj. use of verb phrase fold out Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for foldout
  • He'd left for war with a bedroom of his own and come back to the foldout couch in the den.
  • His parents slept on a foldout couch in the living room.
  • All night long she stayed on the foldout sofa watching the news reports.
  • Once the foldout bed was securely set up, the three of us seemed ready to settle in for the night.
  • And foldout end flaps, printed with maps and quick reference information, serve as handy bookmarks.
  • The air mattress on his foldout couch had deflated and needed replacing.
  • Each unit has a small bedroom downstairs and a loft bedroom upstairs, as well as a foldout or futon couch in the living room.
  • foldout albums can protect coins from wear and handling, but not from air-borne chemicals that cause toning.
  • foldout albums, when properly used, offer some protection from wear and handling.
  • foldout pamphlet about the first dinosaur skeleton ever found.
British Dictionary definitions for foldout


(printing) another name for gatefold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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