segelbar

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

segla +‎ -bar, used in Swedish since 1747.

Adjective[edit]

segelbar (not comparable)

  1. (of waters) navigable (that can be reached by ship; deep, wide and open enough)
    Förslag att göra Nissaströmmen segelbar hava ofta blivit gjorda.
    Proposals to make Nissan river (in Halland) navigable have often been made.
    Genom en sådan pack-is är det vanligtvis omöjligt att segla fram, den bildar ett ogenomträngligt hinder; men den, vi träffade vid Beeren Eiland, var ej sådan, utan en lös eller såsom man brukar säga segelbar drif-is.
    Through such pack ice it is usually impossible to navigate, it forms an impenetrable obstacle; but the one we met at Beeren Island was not of that kind, but a loose or as it is called navigable drift ice.
  2. (obsolete) (of ships) navigable, seaworthy, steerable (that are in a useful condition)
  3. (obsolete) (of weather) useful for sailing
  4. (of ice) useful for ice yachting (strong and smooth enough)

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