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[rohd-wur-th ee] /ˈroʊdˌwɜr ði/
adjective, roadworthier, roadworthiest.
in suitable operating condition or meeting accepted standards for safe driving on the road:
a roadworthy automobile.
1810-20; road + -worthy
Related forms
roadworthiness, noun
unroadworthy, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for roadworthy
  • Carts that need batteries, tires, and other miscellaneous repairs will be fixed to a roadworthy condition.
  • So it's wise to ensure they're roadworthy each time you ride.
  • The trailers are required to be roadworthy and weatherproof.
  • The appellants are held responsible for ensuring that the coach or vehicle is operable and roadworthy.
  • When an individual makes a rebuilt vehicle roadworthy, it also needs to be emissions-worthy.
  • Vehicles that are registered shall be inspected and considered roadworthy.
  • The report should include all criteria used at the scene of a stop to determine whether or not a vehicle is roadworthy.
British Dictionary definitions for roadworthy


(of a motor vehicle) mechanically sound; fit for use on the roads
noun (pl) -ies
(South African) a certificate of roadworthiness for a motor vehicle
Derived Forms
roadworthiness, noun
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