board of trade

noun phrase

capitalized B&T : a British governmental department concerned with commerce and industry
: a commodities exchange

Word History

First Known Use

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of board of trade was in 1715

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“Board of trade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Legal Definition

board of trade

: a commodities exchange

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