unrideable

adjective

un·​ride·​able ˌən-ˈrī-də-bəl How to pronounce unrideable (audio)
variants or less commonly unridable
: unable to be ridden : not rideable
unrideable waves
an unrideable horse

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, owners will ship back a seat clamp and a special lug from the rear dropout of the bike, rendering the bike unrideable. Mark Knapp, PCMAG, 14 Apr. 2022 My surf instructor, Jan Bernard, an experienced rider of Zicatela, told me to get there early — at least before 10 a.m. when the offshore winds would start to render the waves unrideable. Jamie Ditaranto, Travel + Leisure, 30 Nov. 2021 The importance of trail was elucidated by British chemist David Jones, who in 1970 recounted in Physics Today his efforts to construct an unrideable bicycle. John Matson, Scientific American, 14 Apr. 2011 Stage 19 of the Tour de France was stopped on Friday as hail and dangerous weather conditions made the roads unrideable. Jenna West, SI.com, 26 July 2019 In fact, a full 30 percent of bikes had multiple issues or were deemed unrideable. Alissa Walker, Curbed, 30 May 2018 The horse, whose name is also Dave, turned out to be unrideable; eventually, O’Brien and his wife decided to donate him to a facility where students practice massage on him. Laura Bradley, HWD, 18 Oct. 2017 The horse, whose name is also Dave, turned out to be unrideable; eventually, O’Brien and his wife decided to donate him to a facility where students practice massage on him. Laura Bradley, vanityfair.com, 18 Oct. 2017 The horse, whose name is also Dave, turned out to be unrideable Laura Bradley, HWD, 18 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrideable was in 1827

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Cite this Entry

“Unrideable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrideable. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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