auctioneer

noun auc·tion·eer \ ˌȯk-shə-ˈnir \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of auctioneer

: an agent who sells goods at auction

Examples of auctioneer in a Sentence

  1. The auctioneer started the bidding at 0.

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First Known Use of auctioneer

circa 1708

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AUCTIONEER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of auctioneer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who runs an auction


AUCTIONEER Defined for Kids

auctioneer

noun auc·tion·eer \ ˌȯk-shə-ˈnir \

Definition of auctioneer for Students

: a person who runs an auction


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