Definitions

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  • adj. Capable of being driven (as a vehicle).
  • adj. Capable of being driven on safely or successfully (as a road or other surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being driven: as, a drivable nail.
  • Suitable for driving: as, a drivable distance.
  • Suitable for the transportation of logs: as, a drivable stream, that is, one down which logs from a lumber-camp may be floated and directed in their course.

Etymologies

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c. 1820 drive +‎ -able

Examples

  • We think that BMW's decision to not come and get the car because it is "drivable" (just to save the company a few bucks) is poor customer relations.

    Just In: A BMW 5 Series that calls the cops and cries wolf

  • We think that BMW's decision to not come and get the car because it is "drivable" just to save the company a few bucks is poor customer relations.

    Just In: A BMW 5 Series that calls the cops and cries wolf

  • - (Business Wire) Americans overwhelmingly believe their cities are "drivable," yet the daily commute is a tough ride for many.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Despite incidents of road rage and complaints from a core group of heavy drivers, Texas residents generally believe their cities are "drivable," with at least 60 percent in each of the major cities of Dallas, Austin and San Antonio stating that officials in their area do a good job of maintaining city streets, according to the results of a survey conducted on behalf of The Hartford Financial Services Group.

    Insurance Journal

  • In the city of Hagerstown, all main streets were open and passable and most secondary streets were "drivable," Public Works Manager Eric Deike said Sunday afternoon.

    The Herald-Mail Online

  • The build costs ran into the millions of Euros for a vehicle that has no transferable technology and, although technically drivable, has no spare parts, extremely limited visibility and that copper cockpit, which heats up like an oven.

    Dream Cars

  • The tees on a couple of holes, the sixth and the 13th, may be moved up to create drivable par 4s.

    At PGA, It's How You Finish

  • But many of the cars on the roads are barely drivable, and there are few working stoplights.

    Tamar Abrams: Abuja, Nigeria: Happy to Leave

  • "If I ask anybody to think of your favorite hole, it's usually either a par-three under 150 yards or a drivable par-four, occasionally a reachable par-five."

    Watney has pole position in FedExCup playoff opener

  • Meanwhile, there are no less than 4 classic cars, barely drivable, parking on my street for free, owned by one of the guys in our building who likes old cars.

    The “Plague” of a Limited Parking Supply « PubliCola

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