navigable

[ nav-i-guh-buh l ]
/ ˈnæv ɪ gə bəl /

adjective

deep and wide enough to provide passage to ships: a navigable channel.
capable of being steered or guided, as a ship, aircraft, or missile.

Origin of navigable

1520–30; < Latin nāvigābilis, equivalent to nāvigā(re) to sail (see navigate) + -bilis -ble

OTHER WORDS FROM navigable

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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

navigable
/ (ˈnævɪɡəbəl) /

adjective

wide, deep, or safe enough to be sailed on or througha navigable channel
capable of being steered or controlleda navigable raft

Derived forms of navigable

navigability or navigableness, nounnavigably, adverb
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