[ nav-i-guh-buh l ]
/ ˈnæv ɪ gə bəl /
deep and wide enough to provide passage to ships: a navigable channel.
capable of being steered or guided, as a ship, aircraft, or missile.
Words nearby navigable
Origin of navigable
OTHER WORDS FROM navigable
nav·i·ga·bil·i·ty, nav·i·ga·ble·ness, nounnav·i·ga·bly, adverbnon·nav·i·ga·bil·i·ty, nounnon·nav·i·ga·ble, adjective
non·nav·i·ga·ble·ness, nounnon·nav·i·ga·bly, adverbun·nav·i·ga·bil·i·ty, nounun·nav·i·ga·ble, adjectiveun·nav·i·ga·ble·ness, nounun·nav·i·ga·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for non-navigable
First, the granting of water powers forever, either on non-navigable or navigable streams, must absolutely stop.
Water power on non-navigable streams usually results from dropping a little water a long way.
British Dictionary definitions for non-navigable
/ (ˈnævɪɡəbəl) /
wide, deep, or safe enough to be sailed on or througha navigable channel
capable of being steered or controlleda navigable raft
Derived forms of navigablenavigability or navigableness, nounnavigably, adverb
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