odd lot


Definition of odd lot

: a number or quantity other than the usual unit in transactions especially : a quantity of less than 100 shares of stock

Examples of odd lot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Merchants in Trump Heights will be required to sell Trump wine and any remaining odd lots of Trump mattresses and steaks and Ivanka Trump clothing. Dana Milbank, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Israel builds Trump a Potemkin village," 20 June 2019 These stories about an ever-expanding odd lot of San Francisco residents began as a newspaper serial and became a nine-volume print bestseller and a PBS mini-series. Philly.com, "'Tales of the City' 's Armistead Maupin narrates his San Francisco roots in 'Logical Family'," 29 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of odd lot

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Odd lot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odd%20lot. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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Legal Definition of odd-lot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being the type of worker considered under the odd-lot doctrine an odd-lot worker without stable employment

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Legal Definition of odd lot (Entry 2 of 2)

: a quantity of stock that is less than the usual rounded amount (as 100 shares) — compare round lot

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