goods, as household appliances, machinery, or sports equipment, that are not consumed or destroyed in use and can be used for a period of time, usually three or more years.
Origin of durable goods
First recorded in 1925–30
Also called hard goods.
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British Dictionary definitions for durable goods
goods, such as most producer goods and some consumer goods, that require infrequent replacement. Compare disposable goods, perishablesAlso called: durables
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Culture definitions for durable goods
Manufactured products capable of long utility, such as refrigerators and automobiles.
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