lockable

[ lok-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈlɒk ə bəl /

adjective

capable of being locked; fitted with a lock: The car has a lockable glove compartment.

Nearby words

  1. lock, stock, and barrel,
  2. lock-in,
  3. lock-jaw,
  4. lock-step,
  5. lock-up,
  6. lockage,
  7. lockbox,
  8. lockdown,
  9. locke,
  10. locke, david ross

Origin of lockable

First recorded in 1890–95; lock1 + -able

Related formslock·a·bil·i·ty, noun

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Word Origin and History for lockable

lockable

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper