hammer price


Definition of hammer price 

: the price at which an item is sold at auction

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The hammer price was reportedly $550,000 — well below the $600,000 pre-auction low estimate. Stephan Salisbury, Philly.com, "La Salle artworks attract mild interest at New York auction," 19 Apr. 2018 Estimates peg the hammer price somewhere between $242,000 and $295,000. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "The Hellion: 1985 Porsche 911 Turbo SE Owned by Judas Priest Guitarist Headed to Auction," 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of hammer price

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hammer price

from the hammer used by the auctioneer to signal the auction's end

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