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merchantable

[mur-chuh n-tuh-buh l] /ˈmɜr tʃən tə bəl/
adjective, Chiefly Law.
1.
marketable:
merchantable war-surplus goods.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; earlier marchandabull. See merchant, -able
Related forms
merchantableness, noun
unmerchantable, adjective
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Examples from the web for merchantable
  • Trees require many years of growth to become merchantable timber products.
  • However, although there may be significant damage, the timber will likely remain valuable and merchantable over the next year.
  • Count up to two established seedlings, or count one advanced reproduction, sapling or merchantable tree per plot.
  • In later years, portable sawmills re-worked the area, cutting practically all of the merchantable timber.
  • Only currently merchantable conifer trees were cruised.
  • The court also held that the allowable loss for casualty is not limited to merchantable units of timber totally destroyed.
British Dictionary definitions for merchantable

merchantable

/ˈmɜːtʃəntəbəl/
adjective
1.
suitable for trading
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