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Definition of "frangible" [fran•gi•ble]

  • Capable of being broken; breakable. See Synonyms at fragile. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "frangible" in a sentence
  • "It is a place so tranquil, so steeped in frangible scenes of beauty, it defies the popular cobwebs of conflict that seem not so long ago."
  • "DOLAN: Well, first of all, if you're using a conventional projectile, which -- now we have what's what are called frangible bullets, which will not penetrate the fuselage."
  • "The guns have special kind of frangible bullets that are designed not to pierce the skin of an airplane."
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