frangible

[ fran-juh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF frangible
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The women bore crockery and other frangible articles, and helped Fessenden's drive the cow.

A frangible plate D closes the end of barrel A, but blows out above a certain pressure to avoid bursting strain in the gun.

Frangible things are of less value than things that are infrangible.

Not a branch falls—the autumn blasts brought down all that was frangible.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French frangible, from Medieval Latin frangibilis, from Latin frangere "to break" (see fraction).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FRANGIBLE

breakable

adjectiveeasily hurt or destroyed
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