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Definition of "serviceable" [serv•ice•a•ble]

  • Ready for service; usable: serviceable equipment. (adjective)
  • Able to give long service; durable: a heavy, serviceable fabric. (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 "serviceable" in a sentence
  • "That these tasty morsels come wrapped in serviceable crime plots involving tough guys, gutsy gals, and snappy patter makes the pleasure of devouring them all the sweeter."
  • "The Service stretcher, while soundly built and serviceable, is for this very reason a somewhat cumbrous load even when empty."
  • "Deborah Kovacs tells a fast-paced story from Catie’s point of view in serviceable prose with some weak spots."