Entry from British & World English dictionary
Manufactured items, typically cars or household appliances, that are expected to have a relatively long useful life after purchase.
- Almost every third household in Bangalore uses a consumer durable of Japanese brand.
- But as a consumer durable, it is far from ideal and as a life-enhancing experience, it can't compete with a good book.
- The first expensive consumer durable and symbol of respectability, bought on hire purchase, was the piano.
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