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Definition of "navigable" []

  • Sufficiently deep or wide to provide passage for vessels: navigable waters; a navigable river. (adjective)
  • That can be steered. Used of boats, ships, or aircraft. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "navigable" in a sentence
  • "In Michigan, you the sportsperson have the right to fish in navigable streams, up to this ordinary high water mark."
  • "You can't use the calendar to pinpoint smallmouth whereabouts in navigable rivers, but it does help to know that their location follows a general pattern."
  • "The word navigable is so vague that it requires some definition before we can apply it to any particular stream."