af·​ter·​mar·​ket | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌmär-kət \

Definition of aftermarket

1 : the market for parts and accessories used in the repair or enhancement of a product (such as an automobile)
2 : a secondary market available after sales in the original market are finished a movie in the videocassette aftermarket
3 : the market for a stock following its initial public offering when its shares can be freely traded among investors

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Kiernan has a full-time job as a manager in an aftermarket auto-parts company. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "Steve McQueen’s Ford Mustang, star of famed car-chase scene in ‘Bullitt,’ pulls into Tacoma," 8 Dec. 2018 Analogue’s Super Nt is a gorgeous, powerful aftermarket Super Nintendo. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Analogue’s limited edition SNES has custom sounds from your favorite Ghostly artists," 3 Dec. 2018 And lots of the Outpost’s components are available as aftermarket accessories for your own overland build, just head over here for more. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Burly truck camper is expedition ready," 6 Aug. 2018 Now, Zero is selling an aftermarket Charge Tank system that dealerships can install on bikes that weren’t fitted from the factory. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Here Is Zero's New Lineup of 2019 Electric Motorcycles," 23 Oct. 2018 If your vehicle doesn’t include a roof rack, then an aftermarket system will be needed and should be considered in the overall price of the system. Gary Garth, USA TODAY, "Gear review: A tent that mounts on top of your car," 25 Apr. 2018 Perhaps no aftermarket vehicle add-on is as connected to a city as spinners are to Houston. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "The national media is obsessed with Houston's slabs and swangas," 21 Mar. 2018 The AAA Foundation commissioned Strayer, a professor of cognition and neural science at the University of Utah, to compare two aftermarket modes of communication with the ones the manufacturers install in their cars on the assembly line. Ashley Halsey Iii,, "Apple CarPlay, Android Auto safer and quicker to use than automakers' systems, according to AAA study," 28 June 2018 That dictated widening the front track by six inches, fitting a suspension system that would have cost $10,000 in the aftermarket, and adding unique bodywork to cover the widened front. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "The Best Trucks for Any Budget," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of aftermarket

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for aftermarket

after- + market entry 1

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The first known use of aftermarket was in 1887

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