fire-sale

adjective
\ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌsāl How to pronounce fire-sale (audio) \

Definition of fire-sale

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: heavily discounted fire-sale prices

fire sale

noun

Definition of fire sale (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sale of merchandise damaged in a fire also : a sale at very low prices

Examples of fire-sale in a Sentence

Noun

The company is having a fire sale of its old office equipment.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The players and the fan base sound uninterested in a fire sale. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Giants are best example of National League mediocrity making trade market murky," 20 July 2019 The fire sale became a significant part of his legacy and planted the seeds of distrust among Marlins fans toward ownership that has only since blossomed. Howard Cohen, Adam H. Beasley And Barry Jackson, miamiherald, "H. Wayne Huizenga, billionaire entrepreneur and Miami sports icon, dies at 80 | Miami Herald," 23 Mar. 2018 The Alonso trade continues what has amounted a fire sale of veteran players in Miami. oregonlive, "Miami Dolphins trade former Oregon Duck Kiko Alonso to the New Orleans Saints: Report," 1 Sep. 2019 Over a two-day period in April, Malone conducted a fire sale. Los Angeles Times, "MLB 1994 strike anniversary: Montreal Expos’ greatest season vanished overnight," 11 Aug. 2019 The Padres, reeling from a fire sale the previous offseason, weren’t serious contenders that year. Los Angeles Times, "The Sports Report: Fukushima is hoping for some Olympic gold," 13 Aug. 2019 That team, also a defending World Series champion, fell out of contention quickly and the result was a trade-deadline fire sale that saw Jon Lester, Andrew Miller, and John Lackey among those shipped out of town. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, "Make it a sweep: Yankees hammer David Price, push Sox skid to eight," 5 Aug. 2019 When most assumed a fire sale, the Mets doubled down. Michael Shapiro, SI.com, "Ranking Noah Syndergaard's Top Landing Spots," 30 July 2019 Ramsey County bought the center from the city of Vadnais Heights at a fire sale price of $9.8 million in 2014. Tad Vezner, Twin Cities, "Ramsey County diverting millions from parks projects to pay for new Vadnais Sports Center dome," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of fire-sale

Adjective

1953, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1830, in the meaning defined above

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fire sale

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fire sale

: a sale of products that have been damaged by fire
: a sale at very low prices

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