roadability
noun Date: circa 1914 the qualities (as steadiness and balance) desirable in an automobile on the road

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • roadability — roadable, adj. /roh deuh bil i tee/, n. the ability of a motor vehicle to maintain a steady, balanced, and comfortable ride, esp. under a variety of road conditions. [1920 25; ROAD + ABILITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • roadability — road·a·bil·i·ty || ‚rəʊdÉ™ bɪlÉ™tɪ n. ability of a vehicle to travel comfortably and stably over varying road conditions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • roadability — road·abil·i·ty …   English syllables

  • roadability — road•a•bil•i•ty [[t]ˌroʊ dəˈbɪl ɪ ti[/t]] n. trs the ability of a motor vehicle to provide a steady, comfortable ride on the road • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • roadability — /roʊdəˈbɪləti/ (say rohduh biluhtee) noun a car s performance on roads …   Australian English dictionary

  • roadability — ˌrōdəˈbiləd.ē, lətē, i noun Etymology: road (I) + ability : the qualities (as steadiness, flexibility in speed, and balance) that are desirable in an automobile on the road …   Useful english dictionary

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