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lockable

[lok-uh-buh l] /ˈlɒk ə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being locked; fitted with a lock:
The car has a lockable glove compartment.
Origin of lockable
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; lock1 + -able
Related forms
lockability, noun
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Word Origin and History for lockable
adj.

1832, from lock (v.) + -able. Related: Lockability.

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