Meaning of “sell-by date” in the English Dictionary

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"sell-by date" in British English

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sell-by datenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsel.baɪ ˌdeɪt/ us /ˈsel.baɪ ˌdeɪt/ UK US pull date

a date printed on a product such as food after which it should not be sold

(Definition of “sell-by date” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sell-by date" in Business English

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sell-by datenoun [ C ]

uk us UK US pull date COMMERCE

a date printed on the container of a product such as food after which it should not be sold:

Never eat meat that is past its sell-by-date.
bear/carry/have a sell-by-date

(Definition of “sell-by date” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)