unserviceable

[ UK /ʌnsˈɜːvɪsəbə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈənˈsɝvəsəbəɫ, ənˈsɝvəsəbəɫ/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. not ready for service
    unserviceable equipment may be replaced
  2. not capable of being used
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How To Use unserviceable In A Sentence

  • As a result, the culverts may undergo excessive deformation or failure rendering the culverts unserviceable.
  • Under current policy, compensation for damaged / unserviceable furniture is to the amount that would allow the purchase of a similar item of the same age and condition.
  • The DC - 7BF has an unserviceable no.3 engine and hasn't flown for a while, but the DC - 6A flies regularly.
  • The yacht had no steerage and an unserviceable engine, and was pitching and rolling in mountainous seas. Times, Sunday Times
  • Gilmer's 1884 report to the governor mentioned ‘old, rusty, and unserviceable arms’ that ‘should be disposed of to the best advantage.’
  • ‘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.
  • Your Honours will see that Pilot McNamara was informed by the deceased ‘that the fuel gauge was unserviceable, that the sender unit was at fault and that one was on order’.
  • They also want the immediate replacement of unserviceable locomotive engines.
  • While some people were busy fighting and dying, war profiteers made fortunes selling rotten food, unserviceable uniforms and non-working weapons.
  • From January 1 all Permanent Air Force personnel entitled to wear Combined Working Dress will be able to exchange one set each year when the uniforms become unserviceable.
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