- a beverage bottle or can that can be returned when empty for refund of a deposit.
Origin of returnable
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Related Wordsconvertible, complementary, equivalent, mutual, reciprocal, correlative, commutable, fungible, replaceable, returnable, substitutive, transmutable
Examples from the Web for returnable
For what amount are these debts upon which writs are returnable?Mortomley's Estate, Vol. I (of 3)
Charlotte Elizabeth Lawson Cowan Riddell
Hence an expedient was devised of issuing writs for a new parliament, returnable in six days.
This was returnable into chancery even where the business was depending before the council.
A writ of habeas corpus was forthwith sued out, returnable before Judge Grier.The Trial of Theodore Parker
When the insured has overinsured on an unvalued policy, a proportionate part of the premium is returnable.
- able to be taken, given, or sent back
- required to be returned by law, as a claim to the court from which it issued
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Word Origin and History for returnable
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