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

Definition of roadworthy

: fit for use on the road a roadworthy vehicle

Other Words from roadworthy

roadworthiness noun

Examples of roadworthy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To be converted to electric, the internal combustion vehicle must be roadworthy, registered in France and more than 5 years old. Neil Winton, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 In recognition of that utility, local repair shops have started to donate spare tires that are no longer roadworthy and might have languished on beaches or by the side of the road. Nick Roll, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Jan. 2022 The blistering speed of the original 2004 Veyron proved so great, Michelin initially struggled to equip the car with roadworthy tires to match its power. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 2 Nov. 2021 The Solar Car Challenge teaches high school students around the world how to build roadworthy solar cars. Gary Curreri,, 30 July 2021 Perhaps most importantly, Sol looks to be genuinely roadworthy. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 9 June 2021 Here is a selection of roadworthy audiobooks tailored to fit different journeys and assorted travelers. Washington Post, 27 May 2021 In some cases the vehicles were best suited to private communities, and not roadworthy, unlike the Mini EV. Tripti Lahiri, Quartz, 23 Apr. 2021 Digital training experiences take e-scooter riders through a series of modules featuring video, text and imagery, on subjects like how to plan journeys, where to legally ride and park, and how to check if an e-scooter is roadworthy. Katie Deighton, WSJ, 4 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of roadworthy

1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Roadworthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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