roadworthy

[ rohd-wur-thee ]
/ 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.

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Origin of roadworthy

First recorded in 1810–20; road + -worthy

OTHER WORDS FROM roadworthy

road·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 forms of roadworthy

roadworthiness, noun
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