over-the-counter

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

over–the–counter

adjective

: available for purchase without a special note (called a prescription) from a doctor

business : not traded on an organized stock exchange

Full Definition of OVER-THE-COUNTER

1
:  not traded or effected on an organized securities exchange <over–the–counter transactions> <over–the–counter securities>
2
:  sold lawfully without prescription <an over–the–counter pain reliever>

First Known Use of OVER-THE-COUNTER

1921

over–the–counter

adjective    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OVER–THE–COUNTER

: sold lawfully without prescription <an over–the–counter painkiller>

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