Definition of able-bodied adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌeɪbl ˈbɒdid//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeɪbl ˈbɑːdid//
Good health, Exercise
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physically healthy, fit and strong in contrast to somebody who is weak or disabled Military service is compulsory for every able-bodied male between 18 and 27. Disabled and able-bodied children can enrol on the athletics course. See related entries: Good health, Exercise
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: able-bodied