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  • adj. unusable
  • adj. impractical

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not serviceable; not fit for service; not bringing advantage, use, profit, or convenience; useless: as, an unserviceable utensil or garment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not capable of being used
  • adj. not ready for service


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  • For instance, approximately one-fourth of the mounts in the 3rd Virginia were classified as unserviceable.70

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • Short term unserviceable aircraft are undergoing minor works, forward maintenance or any other unforeseen rectification work that can arise on a day-to-day basis.

    The Croydonian

  • ANSWER - Once flags are "unserviceable" - unflyable - they are to be burned and never thrown in the trash, according to some people.

    Greeley Tribune - Top Stories

  • So that here again, on the negative side, we find a general expression unserviceable for our use.

    Mankind in the Making

  • So that here again, on the negative side, we find a general expression unserviceable for our use. 8

    Mankind in the Making

  • Goldick told agents that he ordered "unserviceable" or "condemned" musical equipment to try to repair and "make a couple of bucks" and also to donate to churches and schools.

    San Antonio News

  • Of the two "unserviceable" A380s in Sydney, one was scheduled to be ready to operate QF31 Sydney-Singapore-London at 5. 40pm today.

    Australian Politics

  • Some were turned over by American units in theater, as "unserviceable" equipment.

    Defense Industry Daily

  • SAV's goal is to provide retiring and what the military would call 'unserviceable' working dogs with care and shelter, and to involve injured human vets in their care as well.

    World Blog

  • guards who are issued "unserviceable" weapons; and other problems - meaning that if a security threat to a base did arise, the guards would be poorly prepared to address it.

    Wired Top Stories


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  • Often abbreviated to u.s. over here Australiaside. I recall this conversation from a while back, hmmm nineties, when I was living on Xxxx Island.

    Paul: Last few years we had an old bus we'd use on New Year's Eve to get everyone home but now it's u.s. Tenmen tried to fix it but even he couldn't.

    Barry: Bugger.

    January 1, 2013