off–the–shelf

adjective

Definition of off–the–shelf

  1. :  available as a stock item :  not specially designed or custom-made <off–the–shelf software>

1950

First Known Use of off–the–shelf

1950


OFF–THE–SHELF Defined for English Language Learners

off–the–shelf

adjective

Definition of off–the–shelf for English Language Learners

  • : available for sale from a store's supply of goods : not specially designed or custom-made


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