Definitions for off-the-shelf
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off-the-rack, off-the-shelf, off-the-peg, ready-to-wear(adj)
(especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock
"a ready-made jacket"; "ready-to-wear clothes"
Made in large quantities and intended to be used without modifications; -- similar to off-the-rack, but not restricted to clothing. Opposite of custom-made, made-to-order, or one-of-a-kind.
As purchased or as commonly available, without modification or customization.
We can build a specialized part for you, but an off-the-shelf product will probably cost less.
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