Origin of tractable
Examples from the Web for tractable
She was constructed of steel and leather, and all I asked of her for our tractable friend was not to do him to death.The Death of the Lion|Henry James
The General had always been tractable in the hands of his son.The Tin Soldier|Temple Bailey
Morgan was mounted on the horse borrowed from Stilwell, an agile young animal, tractable and intelligent.Trail's End|George W. Ogden
He then commenced the task of making his animals tame and tractable.Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3)|James Athearn Jones
Pompey was tractable, and he determined to attempt the "meat-jerk."
British Dictionary definitions for tractable
Word Origin for tractable
Word Origin and History for tractable
"manageable," early 15c., from Latin tractabilis "that may be touched, handled, or managed," from tractare "to handle, manage" (see treat). Related: Tractability.