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or sale·a·ble

[sey-luh-buh l]
  1. subject to or suitable for sale; readily sold: The books were sent back by the store in salable condition.
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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
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Examples from the Web for unsaleable

Historical Examples of unsaleable

  • But times are mending, and this stock, like every other, is not likely to be again so unsaleable.

    Trade and Travel in the Far East

    G. F. Davidson

  • There is no demand for it, and it is about the most unsaleable lace of the day.

  • Before we came, he owned practically nothing but unsaleable land.

  • On arriving at their destination, however, they were found to be unsaleable.

    The Evolution of Culture

    Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers

  • Of the unsaleable nature of this publication, he relates an amusing illustration.

British Dictionary definitions for unsaleable


US unsalable

  1. not capable of being sold
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  1. the US spelling of saleable
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