Definition of transportable in English:



  • 1Able to be carried or moved.

    ‘the first transportable phones’
    • ‘The wheel is smaller than the London Eye, at 135-metres, but unlike the Eye, it is transportable and is the biggest of its kind in the world.’
    • ‘Although their original use has long since disappeared, these dolls are still made, particularly for sale, because they are easily transportable and attractive to foreigners.’
    • ‘Oil and gas are not ‘energy,’ but they are the cheapest and most easily transportable sources for it.’
    • ‘Like all staff he sleeps in a transportable building known as a ‘donga’, air conditioned, some with and some without en-suite.’
    • ‘The main criteria for its design were that it be modular, easily transportable, and able to be erected within a day.’
    • ‘The tree lay supine across the street and vehicles had to take a detour for over three hours, which time it took the Corporation employees to axe the tree into transportable portions.’
    • ‘The system is strategically transportable and tactically mobile.’
    • ‘It is easily transportable and nontaxable - the lessons learned on how to live and work with others and enjoy and respect them all.’
    • ‘Because localized knowledge and relations are not easily transportable across space, foreign subsidiaries often assume the responsibility of tailoring global products to local markets.’
    • ‘After World War II there was a boom of this very type, offered on a large scale at affordable prices and in obsessively homogeneous prototypes, easily transportable and erectable.’
    • ‘My exhibition next year in Philadelphia also will be of those robust forms, as they are transportable.’
    • ‘And if all goes wrong, the gear is transportable, the dust proof boxes housing the main components even have slots for fork lifts, and it can all be carted away.’
    • ‘Easily transportable, the design can be rebuilt to create a number of different gardens and the students are hoping to sell the concept once it has appeared at the show.’
    • ‘It doesn't work against chemical and biological weapons which are easily transportable.’
    • ‘Traditionally famed for their horsemanship and hospitality, many Mongolians still lead nomadic lives, moving their transportable houses or ‘yurts’ between summer and winter grazing grounds.’
    • ‘Working with the easily transportable medium of video enabled the group to show their achievement to a wider community.’
    • ‘Traffic along Brand Highway was delayed for a short time this week when police escorted two trucks carrying a transportable home from Bluff Point to Walkaway.’
    • ‘For Edison to overthrow the existing system of gas lighting, he needed to do more than simply devise a way to produce light that was cleaner, cheaper, and more transportable than gas.’
    • ‘It lies between what is easily transportable and holds well, what can be eaten cold or easily kept hot and what can be cooked on the spot.’
    • ‘These birds don't ask for a lot in the way of accommodation - a transportable cage is all they need, with a small box attached where they can roost and lay eggs.’
    mobile, portable, movable, manoeuvrable, light, lightweight
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  • 2historical (of an offender or an offence) punishable by transportation.

    • ‘The present plan would remove from that prison a large portion of the transportable convicts who ought to be supported by the public and not by the city.’
    • ‘Common sense and usual business practice prevailed along with generalised desires to rid the kingdom of unwanted transportable convicts.’
    • ‘Something had to be done about the state of crime, the numbers of transportable convicts not yet transported.’
    travelling, transferable, portable, movable, locomotive, manoeuvrable
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  • A large portable computer or telephone.