merchantable

adjective
mer·​chant·​able | \ ˈmər-chən-tə-bəl How to pronounce merchantable (audio) \

Definition of merchantable

: of commercially acceptable quality : salable

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Other Words from merchantable

merchantability \ ˌmər-​chən-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce merchantable (audio) \ noun

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Examples of merchantable in a Sentence

a logging operation that strips an area of all of its trees, only a small percentage of which will yield merchantable timber
Recent Examples on the Web Qualifying timber must be merchantable, which is the market maker’s effort to ensure that offsets aren’t produced with trees that wouldn’t otherwise be cut. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 26 May 2021 The beetle has devoured 18 million hectares of forest in British Columbia alone, killing 60 percent of its merchantable pine. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 27 Apr. 2021 If only one percent of those logs escaped and somehow eluded beachcombers, that means 100 million board feet of merchantable timber became driftwood each year. Brian Payton, Smithsonian, 9 Feb. 2018 Today, the land for sale has what's estimated to be 2 million board feet of merchantable timber. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, 26 May 2017

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First Known Use of merchantable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of merchantable was in the 15th century

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“Merchantable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/merchantable. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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merchantable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of merchantable

: of good enough quality to be sold

merchantable

adjective
mer·​chant·​able | \ ˈmər-chən-tə-bəl How to pronounce merchantable (audio) \

Legal Definition of merchantable

: of commercially acceptable quality : characterized by fitness for normal use, good quality, and accord with any statements or promises made on the packaging or label merchantable goods — see also implied warranty and warranty of merchantability at warranty sense 2a

Other Words from merchantable

merchantability \ ˌmər-​chən-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce merchantable (audio) \ noun

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