on spec

Definition of on spec

  1. 1 :  without having a definite buyer or customer but with the hope or expectation of finding one when work is completed He built the house on spec. She wrote the script on spec.

  2. 2 chiefly British :  without being sure of success but with the hope of success He wrote to the company on spec, hoping for a job.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  specification

    :  a single quantity (as a dimension or a measure of performance) describing a product especially as part of a specification

    :  speculation

  1. :  to write specifications for

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