Pregnable meaning

prĕg'nə-bəl
Being such that attack, seizure, or capture is possible; vulnerable or assailable.

A pregnable fortress.

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That can be captured, as a fortress.
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That can be attacked or injured; assailable or vulnerable.
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Origin of pregnable

  • Middle English preignable, pregnabul from Old French prenable, pregnauble from prendre to grasp from Latin prehendere, prēndere ghend- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition