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[lok-uh-buh l] /ˈlɒk ə bəl/
capable of being locked; fitted with a lock:
The car has a lockable glove compartment.
Origin of lockable
1890-95; lock1 + -able
Related forms
lockability, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for lockable
  • These lockable modules sit snugly under fabric pannier bags.
  • The unit shall have a lockable toolbox, lockable battery box and lockable fuel and hydraulic oil fills.
  • Records are located in lockable metal file cabinets with access limited to those whose official duties require access.
  • lockable to manway and fuel fill port prevents fuel contamination.
  • Each gate shall be lockable with a padlock or other approved mechanism.
  • Purchase a locked mailbox or convert your unlocked box to the lockable type.
  • The storage compartment for excess fiber or pigtails shall be lockable.
  • Circuit breaker or disconnect must be lockable and sealable.
  • The windows shall be provided with screens and be lockable from the inside.
  • If there is a concern regarding occupants tampering with thermostat controls, provide lockable covers over thermostats.
Word Origin and History for lockable

1832, from lock (v.) + -able. Related: Lockability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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