aftermarket

noun
af·​ter·​mar·​ket | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌmär-kət How to pronounce aftermarket (audio) \

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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Prices moved little in aftermarket trading after the minutes were released. Ira Iosebashvili, WSJ, "Gold Retains Gains after Fed Minutes," 10 Apr. 2019 Paint and Gasoline Most automotive paint used in the aftermarket is solvent-based, either enamel or lacquer. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Dispose of Hazardous Waste Without Damaging the Environment," 9 Oct. 2018 Every company in the aftermarket will now be held to the same standards. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "After-market car tech firm sold 363,000 emissions-cheating devices, DOJ says [updated]," 25 Sep. 2018 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

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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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