durable goods

noun
goods, as household appliances, machinery, or sports equipment, that are not consumed or destroyed in use and can be used for a period of time, usually three or more years.
Also called hard goods.


Origin:
1925–30

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durable goods
 
pl n
Also called: durables goods, such as most producer goods and some consumer goods, that require infrequent replacement. Compare disposable goods, perishables

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durable goods definition


Manufactured products capable of long utility, such as refrigerators and automobiles.

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Example sentences
Orders for durable goods and a private payroll report were surprisingly good.
When people move, they tend to buy durable goods such as furniture, fridges and
  carpets.
Orders for durable goods are also dropping, as firms predict difficult times
  ahead.
Half of them say they have enough money for food and clothes but struggle to
  buy durable goods.
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