any body of water that can be used by the public, esp. for commercial transportation
Hence we can expect no such vast extent of navigable water on them as the Mississippi and its affluents offer.
A chart is a map of an ocean, bay, sound or other navigable water.
"Pekin is not on navigable water, and we cannot go there in the ship," said he.
Altogether there are 1,100 miles of navigable water in this section.
Every sheet of navigable water draws you with a marvellous attraction, fills you with an indescribable longing.
At first ice formed an obstacle, but on the 31st/20th July it broke up, and the navigable water became clear.
My headquarters is at the head of navigable water about a hundred miles north of the Straits.
Above the cascades, there stretch fresh reaches of navigable water, providing many paths into the far interior.
This completed, a short stretch of navigable water brought40 them to Isangila, 52 miles from Vivi.
The Kongo has a long stretch of navigable water, but is interrupted by rapids below Stanley Pool.