Origin of frangibleMiddle English from Old French from Medieval Latin frangibilis from Classical Latin frangere, break
Origin of frangibleMiddle English from Old French from Medieval Latin frangibilis from Latin frangere to break ; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.
- fran′gi·bil′i·ty fran′gi·ble·ness
(comparative more frangible, superlative most frangible)
Generally refers to objects intentionally being breakable, either in case of emergency, such as frangible light poles or smoke outlet panels, or as part of their operation, as in crisp crackers or frangible bullets.