Definition of unserviceable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈsəːvɪsəb(ə)l/


Not in working order or fulfilling its function adequately; unfit for use: the crew decided the aircraft was unserviceable
More example sentences
  • There was a 40 per cent shortfall in nerve agent detector units, while the MoD's entire stock of 4,000 vapour detection kits, used by troops when they unmask after a suspected chemical attack, was discovered to be unserviceable.
  • ‘I want to make sure other soldiers are not exposed to the same risk and ensure that no British service personnel fly in unserviceable aircraft anywhere in the world,’ he said.
  • Smoking was initially restricted to the bar area of the clubhouse after an unserviceable extractor fan was removed during a £26,000 refurbishment earlier in the year.



Pronunciation: /ʌnsəːvɪsəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • Three were cancelled due to aircraft unserviceability, and two due to the early exercise finish.
  • In fact the aircraft has only missed one fleet support in the past 18 months due to unserviceability.
  • Indeed, both the Flight Commander and the Observer of the helicopter set personal records for most flying hours in a calendar month, and of 44 planned sorties, only one was lost through unserviceability.

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Line breaks: un|ser¦vice|able

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