Definition of floatable in US English:



  • 1Capable of floating.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These sculptural works are made of superimposed bentwood floatable frames: canoes, surfboards, kayaks, and rowboats fully equipped with oars.’
    • ‘In our preview, we noticed cleaner graphical interfaces, especially the new floatable chat window.’
    • ‘By success, I mean building a large, floatable enterprise.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    able to float, light, floating
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    1. 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.’