business end


Definition of business end

: the end with, from, or through which a thing's function is fulfilled the business end of a revolver

Examples of business end in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spivak understands this opportunity is great for many athletes but hopes the business end doesn’t take away from what sports provided him at Northwestern. James Kay,, 3 Apr. 2022 That hunk of steel held the business end of a device Best and others use to measure the flow of the Yukon River at Eagle, a town of about 110 people just downstream of the Canada border. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 21 May 2022 With that settled, Gilbert said Devolver took the lead in handling the business end of the deal with Disney, which owns the IP rights to the Monkey Island franchise through its 2012 LucasArts acquisition. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 25 Apr. 2022 It’s brilliant to be playing in the business end of your home Slam. John Pye,, 27 Jan. 2022 As his brother’s star began to rise, Bu also saw success on the business end of entertainment; helping launch the careers of superstars such as T-Pain and Lady Gaga. Okla Jones, Essence, 12 Apr. 2022 On the business end of marketing, this is the Science of Marketing and the Art of Marketing, respectively. Serenity Gibbons, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 Yeah, Schwarber experienced the business end of baseball the past two years. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 21 Mar. 2022 Hyman joined the small team running the business end of the new project, becoming Telegram's chief investment adviser. Darren Loucaides, Wired, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of business end

1840, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

10 Jun 2022

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“Business end.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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