a. fit for growing crops, as by plowing
The first settlers wrote home glowing reports of the New World, praising its vast acres of arable land ready for the plow.
Sentence in Classic:
On the south of the house is, as you perceive, a large district of arable land, cut up into small fields, with stone walls between them.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
And again, since no animal now stole, it was unnecessary to fence off pasture from arable land, which saved a lot of labour on the upkeep of hedges and gates.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context