Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Fit to be driven on the open road.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Fit for the road; likely to go well: applied to horses.

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  • adjective Being able to be driven, or suitable for driving, on the open road.

Etymologies

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road +‎ -worthy

Examples

  • Only 20 per cent of the Mastiff armoured vehicles that were initially deployed were classified as roadworthy, although the situation has since improved.

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  • They have further demanded that safety on trains be adequately addressed and that the standard of the service be upgraded so that all trains are "roadworthy" and that stations are suitably staffed.

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  • For the Urban Concept category, teams entered more "roadworthy" fuel-efficient vehicles.

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  • For the UrbanConcept category, teams entered more "roadworthy" fuel-efficient vehicles.

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  • If we unpack it a little further, there are other metaphors nestled within: he's "roadworthy" and already has "a few miles on the clock".

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  • If we unpack it a little further, there are other metaphors nestled within: he's "roadworthy" and already has "a few miles on the clock".

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  • If we unpack it a little further, there are other metaphors nestled within: he's "roadworthy" and already has "a few miles on the clock".

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  • Someone who doesn ` t care if their car is roadworthy, taxed and insured, also doesn ` t much care if you and your nearest and dearest end up mangled in the subframe.

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  • The minimum cost to make it roadworthy, the mechanic told me, would be £2,240 – though he would recommend additional repairs amounting to well over £3,000.

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