driv·​able | \ ˈdrī-və-bəl How to pronounce drivable (audio) \
variants: or less commonly driveable

Definition of drivable

1a : 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
b : 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
c : 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
2 golf : able to be reached by a drive from the tee a drivable green a drivable par four

Other Words from drivable

drivability \ ˌdrī-​və-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce drivability (audio) \ or less commonly driveability noun
… preserving the standard engine's fuel economy and drivability. — Jean Lindamood

First Known Use of drivable

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

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“Drivable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drivable. Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

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