consumer durable

consumer durables
N-COUNT: usu pl
Consumer durables are goods which are expected to last a long time, and are bought infrequently. [BRIT]

Consumer durables such as refrigerators, television sets, bicycles and so on were produced in large quantities.

(in AM, use durable goods)

English dictionary. 2008.

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