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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retractableadjective

    capable of being retracted

    "retractable landing gear"


  1. retractablenoun

    A retractable pen.

  2. retractableadjective

    Capable of being retracted; retractile.


  1. retractable

    Retractable refers to something designed to be drawn back or in, usually into a protective or concealed position. It's a feature of an object that allows it to be folded, withdrawn or slid back into itself or its holder when not in use. This design is typically employed to save space or for safety purposes. Examples of retractable objects include pens, utility knives, stadium roofs, seat belts, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retractableadjective

    capable of being retracted; retractile

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. rtractable.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retractable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retractable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of retractable in a Sentence

  1. Dan Hinson:

    It was built around 79 cubic feet of empty space in the belly of the airplane. That gives you the capability to put anything that the customers want to put in there, the skin of the airplane on the belly is non-stressed, so it's open and available to cut holes into for antennas and for sensors to look out. So right now we have two fully retractable sensors in the belly of the airplane. We have brushless starter generators on the airplane to provide a lot of power, so it's built to go out and go a long way, stay out on station for a long time and come back.

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