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Definition of "merchantable" [mer•chant•a•ble]

  • Suitable for buying and selling; marketable. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "merchantable" in a sentence
  • "Indies; they are divided into two sorts; one called merchantable, and the other Jamaica fish."
  • "Express warranty guarantees the buyer gets what he paid for: The box contains what its packaging says it contains or what the salesman said it contained; and implied warranty guarantees the buyer the product is "merchantable": It meets all industry standards and will do what other products of its type do."
  • ""merchantable," that is, salable, timber according to present standards."