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salable

or saleable

[sey-luh-buh l] /ˈseɪ lə bəl/
adjective
1.
subject to or suitable for sale; readily sold:
The books were sent back by the store in salable condition.
Origin of salable
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; sale + -able
Related forms
salability, saleability, noun
salably, saleably, adverb
nonsalability, nonsaleability, noun
nonsalable, nonsaleable, adjective
nonsalably, nonsaleably, adverb
unsalability, unsaleability, noun
unsalable, unsaleable, adjective
unsalably, unsaleably, adverb
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Examples from the Web for salable
Historical Examples
  • And after all, how can a real artist be concerned as to just how salable his product is to be?

    Adventures in the Arts Marsden Hartley
  • He had never, since he owned the place, had a salable crop of fruit.

    The Friendly Road (AKA David Grayson) Ray Stannard Baker
  • He knew at sight whether it was a fair, salable article or not.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • The prisoners condemned to transportation were a salable commodity.

    The Witch of Salem John R. Musick
  • There are very few houses there; and it is difficult to make it salable for residences.

  • It must be remembered that the stuff is canned when it is not salable in its natural state.

    Peck's Sunshine George W. Peck
  • It may well be that, as one adjudged to be a rebel to his country, his property should not be salable.

    The Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
  • There was nothing in the shape of a mining claim that was not salable.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • He knew by election day the price of every salable vote in the county.

    The Transformation of Job Frederick Vining Fisher
  • There were the bonds, not as many as they had been, but still fine, salable bonds.

    The Heart of Rachael Kathleen Norris
British Dictionary definitions for salable

salable

/ˈseɪləbəl/
adjective
1.
the US spelling of saleable
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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