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available for sale at a reduced price. (Always implies lower than usual sale price.) These pots are on sale for $20. I bought these pants on sale for half price.
At a reduced price, as in These rugs have been on sale for a month. The use of sale for disposing of goods at lowered prices dates from about 1860.
1 available to be bought, especially in a shop/store: Tickets are on sale from the booking office. ♢ The new model goes on sale next month.
2 (especially American English) being offered at a reduced price: All video equipment is on sale today and tomorrow.
1. Available to customers: That vegetable should be on sale at your local grocery.
2. Available to customers at a special discount: Bathing suits are on sale.