frangible

[ fran-juh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF frangible

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRANGIBLE

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FRANGIBLE

more fragile

adjectivebreakable, dainty
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