roadworthy

adjective
road·​wor·​thy | \ ˈrōd-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce roadworthy (audio) \

Definition of roadworthy

: fit for use on the road a roadworthy vehicle

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Other Words from roadworthy

roadworthiness noun

Examples of roadworthy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the automaker pushed past company lawyers’ early safety questions and a veteran development engineer’s warning that the cars weren’t roadworthy, internal documents showed. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "12 big Michigan stories in 2019: Transmissions, terror and Trump," 27 Dec. 2019 The automaker pushed past company lawyers’ early safety questions and a veteran development engineer’s warning that the cars weren’t roadworthy, internal emails and documents show. Freep.com, "FREE PRESS INVESTIGATION: OUT OF GEAR Ford knew Focus, Fiesta models had flawed transmission, sold them anyway," 11 July 2019 Internal documents show that the automaker pushed past early warnings that the cars weren’t roadworthy. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "These cars randomly bolt into intersections," 11 July 2019 The Free Press investigation found that the automaker pushed past company lawyers’ early safety questions and a veteran development engineer’s warning that the cars weren’t roadworthy. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "US senators call for investigation of Ford Focus, Fiesta transmission decisions," 5 July 2019 Participants must have their own roadworthy bicycle and helmet and must be able to ride a bicycle at a basic beginner level. Terry St. John, Houston Chronicle, "Greater Houston athletic activities listings: June 15-17," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of roadworthy

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of roadworthy was in 1818

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“Roadworthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roadworthy. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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roadworthy

adjective
How to pronounce roadworthy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of roadworthy

: safe and suitable for using on a road

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