or sale·a·ble

[sey-luh-buh l]


subject to or suitable for sale; readily sold: The books were sent back by the store in salable condition.

Origin of salable

First recorded in 1520–30; sale + -able
Related formssal·a·bil·i·ty, sale·a·bil·i·ty, nounsal·a·bly, sale·a·bly, adverbnon·sal·a·bil·i·ty, non·sale·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·sal·a·ble, non·sale·a·ble, adjectivenon·sal·a·bly, non·sale·a·bly, adverbun·sal·a·bil·i·ty, un·sale·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·sal·a·ble, un·sale·a·ble, adjectiveun·sal·a·bly, un·sale·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for unsalable

good-for-nothing, useless, no-good

Examples from the Web for unsalable

Contemporary Examples of unsalable

Historical Examples of unsalable

  • It was a strip along the shore, almost worthless, and unsalable at present.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Everywhere the Witch was pronounced to be beautiful, but unsalable.

    Audrey Craven

    May Sinclair

  • It also probably includes boughs, and other unsalable parts of the tree.

    Checking the Waste

    Mary Huston Gregory

  • But his lands were unsalable at any price, and he saw no means of support at Geneva.

    Albert Gallatin

    John Austin Stevens

  • The owner had lavished a fortune in the purchase of unsalable treasures.


    Edward Bulwer Lytton

British Dictionary definitions for unsalable



the US spelling of saleable
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