lockable [lok-uh-buh l] WORD ORIGIN adjective capable of being locked; fitted with a lock: The car has a lockable glove compartment. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of lockable First recorded in 1890–95; lock1 + -able Related formslock·a·bil·i·ty, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Word Origin and History for lockable adj.

    1832, from lock (v.) + -able. Related: Lockability.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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