driv·​able ˈdrī-və-bəl How to pronounce drivable (audio)
variants or less commonly driveable
: capable of being driven
The car was damaged but still drivable.
Back in the yard, he led me on a brief tour of the accumulated cars. All of them, according to him, were much closer to being drivable than they appeared.Ian Frazier
: capable of being driven on or over
a drivable road
… a faint skein of … trails and washed-out dirt roads from the colonial era, only parts of it drivable and then only in the dry season.Neil Sheehan
: reachable by driving
a drivable destination
Below, find some of the most enticing, drivable options away from the Twin Cities, from genre-specific fests to vastly diverse celebrations.Michael Madden
golf : able to be reached by a drive from the tee
a drivable green
a drivable par four
drivability noun
or less commonly driveability
… preserving the standard engine's fuel economy and drivability. Jean Lindamood

Examples of drivable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the iconic road is no longer part of the U.S. highway system, much of it is still drivable and dotted with landmarks like the Cadillac Ranch in Texas. Janet Shamlian, CBS News, 12 Aug. 2023 Repairing your vehicle if it's damaged but is drivable. Idalia Garcia, Car and Driver, 6 July 2023 The drivable 18th ranks as the easiest par 4 on The Open rota. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 29 June 2022 Central Terrace in Melrose, once a drivable alley, is now a space for seating and public programming. Diti Kohli, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Apr. 2023 Your company might have an HR position open, but is the perfect HR candidate located within a drivable commute from your office? Kara Dennison, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 The world’s best-selling electric vehicle in January and February was a tiny, drivable cube called the Hong Guang Mini EV. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 23 Mar. 2021 The drivable par-4, 350-yard closer has been a pushover this week, even with the Valley of Sin guarding the green. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, 16 July 2022 The easiest holes were the two drivable par-4s (Nos. 5 and 7), the two par-5s (Nos. 8 and 14), and the short par-3 (No. 11). Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 16 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Time Traveler
The first known use of drivable was in 1832

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“Drivable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drivable. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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