roadworthy

[ rohd-wur-th ee ]
/ ˈroʊdˌwɜr ði /

adjective, road·wor·thi·er, road·wor·thi·est.

in suitable operating condition or meeting accepted standards for safe driving on the road: a roadworthy automobile.

Nearby words

  1. roadstead,
  2. roadster,
  3. roadway,
  4. roadwork,
  5. roadworks,
  6. roam,
  7. roaming,
  8. roan,
  9. roanoke,
  10. roanoke island

Origin of roadworthy

First recorded in 1810–20; road + -worthy

Related formsroad·wor·thi·ness, nounun·road·wor·thy, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for roadworthy

roadworthy

/ (ˈrəʊdˌwɜːðɪ) /

adjective

(of a motor vehicle) mechanically sound; fit for use on the roads

noun plural -ies

Southern African a certificate of roadworthiness for a motor vehicle
Derived Formsroadworthiness, noun

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