or ma·chine·a·ble

[muh-shee-nuh-buh l]


(of a material) capable of being cut or shaped with machine tools.Compare free-machining.
(of a letter or package) capable of being safely sorted by mail machinery, as a parcel sorter.

Nearby words

  1. machicolate,
  2. machicolation,
  3. machida,
  4. machilid,
  5. machilipatnam,
  6. machinate,
  7. machination,
  8. machinations,
  9. machinator,
  10. machine

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for machinable



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper