One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Capable of floating.
able to float, light, floatingView synonyms
- ‘He was pressed in cross-examination to suggest an explanation for the fact that no wreckage of the ship or its floatable contents were ever found.’
- ‘Fish removed from the net is placed in floatable dishes which drift alongside the women.’
- ‘These sculptural works are made of superimposed bentwood floatable frames: canoes, surfboards, kayaks, and rowboats fully equipped with oars.’
- ‘The story sounded like fun and I went to the British countryside to observe a test of the adventurer's customized floatable steed, which looked like a Zamboni mounted on barrels.’
- ‘By success, I mean building a large, floatable enterprise.’
- ‘Spears of up to two and a half to three meters in length are prepared from light-weight floatable river reeds.’
- ‘The pool should have plenty of floatable toys, rafts, noodles, etc. in it.’
- ‘In our preview, we noticed cleaner graphical interfaces, especially the new floatable chat window.’
- 1.1US (of water) able to support floating objects; deep enough to float in.
- ‘So [it was] perhaps not quite swimmable, but certainly floatable on a raft.’
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