Definitions

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  • adj. describing a vehicle which is not safe for use on the road.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ roadworthy

Examples

  • We anticipated as much when we went to book it as many companies turned us away saying their bus had arrived in an 'unroadworthy' state and needed a day of repair!

    TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com

  • I could do this to find the best places to lie in wait for a drink driver on his way home, (His - because they were mainly middle aged men - driving alone - driving Vauxhall Cavaliers …) and to pull over petty criminals in unroadworthy cars (by looking out for aged and decrepit Metros, Maestros, Fiestas, Escorts, Novas, Astras and the faithful Cavalier again …)

    The Underclass, Knives and Flip Flops! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • I've been trying to find out what you can legally do in Australia to get money for a car that is unroadworthy, but still basically functional.

    Probably only of interest to locals

  • As long as you tell them it's unroadworthy, you're done.

    Probably only of interest to locals

  • Somehow, idle in their yards for the past seven weeks, 287 buses have become unroadworthy.

    Bus strike musings

  • The most disturbing ones are the ones which were totally preventable … the drink driving, the unroadworthy vehicle, the tired drivers.

    The Rich Girls Are Weeping « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Radebe said that between 10 to 15 percent of all fatal crashes in the country involved unroadworthy vehicles.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Juggernaut - a campaign focused on eliminating unroadworthy vehicles from the country's roads.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "If we could get all heavy vehicles to drive with their lights on, it would be of great assistance to the traffic authorities in identifying unroadworthy vehicles," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Talking of car thefts, another thing we see a bit of these days is old unroadworthy cars being stolen from people's front gardens, and crushed within the hour.

    Archive 2008-05-01

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