hard goods

plural noun

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Recent Examples on the Web About one-third of sales are expected to come from hard goods like bikes, tents, and camping cookware, and the rest from footwear and clothing. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 4 June 2021 Some are likely to combine, others may diversify to include furniture and other hard goods. Walter Loeb, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 Like so much of the outdoor industry, sales of snow hard goods are predicated on a seasonal cycle of emerging products. Heather Hansman, Outside Online, 24 Dec. 2020 The last two decades have been hard on department stores, however, with shifts in consumers’ tastes for hard goods and shoppers’ ever-growing attraction to buying online. Roger Vincent Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 6 Dec. 2020 Like any die-hard good old boy, Kirk ignored his doctor’s advice and took to the hills in Gem County, Idaho in 1967. Pj Delhomme, Outdoor Life, 1 Jan. 2020 That deal, which has yet to close, is consistent with plans to change many of its stores to smaller footprint locations emphasizing appliances, lawn and garden, tools and other hard goods. Chris Isidore, CNN, 15 Oct. 2019 After closing hundreds of locations in recent years, Sears plans to open three smaller stores in May in an attempt to reclaim shoppers by selling tools, appliances and other hard goods. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, 4 Apr. 2019 That’s why trade today is much more than a straightforward exchange of hard goods. Michael L. Corbat, WSJ, 13 Nov. 2018

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Hard goods.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20goods. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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