1. The act of making a fold or folds; also, a fold; a doubling; a plication. "The lower foldings of the vest." (Addison)

2. <agriculture> The keepig of sheep in inclosures on arable land, etc. Folding boat, a portable boat made by stretching canvas, etc, over jointed framework, used in campaigning, and by tourists, etc. Folding chair, a chair which may be shut up compactly for carriage or stowage; a camp chair. Folding door, one of two or more doors filling a single and hung upon hinges.

(01 Mar 1998)