machinable

or ma·chine·a·ble

[muh-shee-nuh-buh l]
adjective
  1. (of a material) capable of being cut or shaped with machine tools.Compare free-machining.
  2. (of a letter or package) capable of being safely sorted by mail machinery, as a parcel sorter.

Origin of machinable

First recorded in 1915–20; machine + -able
Related formsma·chin·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·ma·chin·a·ble, adjectiveun·ma·chine·a·ble, adjective
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Word Origin and History for machinable
adj.

1896, from machine (v.) + -able. Related: Machinability.

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