road·​abil·​i·​ty ˌrō-də-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce roadability (audio)
: the qualities (such as steadiness and balance) desirable in an automobile on the road

Examples of roadability in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our goal is to bring the performance of the engine up to the potential of the suspension and four-wheel drive and, at the same time, to optimize the handling and roadability on pavement without compromising its performance in mud and snow. David E. Davis Jr., Car and Driver, 15 Feb. 2023 The off-roadability styling is subtle, without big wheelhouse moldings or aggressive tire treads. Mark Maynard,, 13 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roadability was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Roadability.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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