traversable

[ trav-ers, truh-vurs ]SEE DEFINITION OF traversable
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Most of Toledo is traversable only for pedestrians and donkeys.

The Heimliche Acht is a presentment not traversable by the offender.

Traversable, traversing and traversed have also the accent on the first syllable.

Traversable as the country was, however, there was one reason for extreme anxiety.

That being judges of the matter, what they had adjudged was not traversable.

For it appears the fact was voluntary, and his intention and knowledge are not traversable; they can't be known.

This flat and marshy land offers no points of defense and has no traversable and continuous roads.

On every side stretched the thick woods, traversable only by those who knew their devious paths.

Arriving at the limit of traversable sea-ice, we now paused before sloping cliffs of glacial land-ice which we had to climb.

While the trails are traversable during the greater part of the summer, some of them may be blocked by snow early in the season.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "pass across, over, or through," from Old French traverser "to cross, thwart" (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *traversare, from Latin transversare "to cross, throw across," from Latin transversus "turn across" (see transverse). The noun meaning "act of passing through a gate, crossing a bridge, etc." is recorded from mid-14c.; meaning "a passage by which one may traverse" is recorded from 1670s. Military foritifcation sense of "barrier, barricade" is recorded from 1590s. Related: Traversed; traversing.

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