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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishretractablere‧tract‧a‧ble /rɪˈtræktəbəl/ adjective  FOLDa retractable part of something can be pulled back into the main part a knife with a retractable blade
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retractableThe tailwheel was made to be retractable and a third seat was added along with a gun position.The tail-wheel was not retractable, but could be steerable as an option.For another $ 50 million to $ 85 million of public money, a retractable dome could be added, they said.Short twin smoke-stacks rose from the afterdeck, but, being retractable, offered no target during combat.a retractable razorThe new stadium will have a retractable roof.The main stadium has a retractable roof.It is equipped with a Grando fully retractable safety cover.Screwdriver blades might have a retractable sheath or ultrasonic guards, for example.
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