Definition of salesmanship
1 : the skill or art of selling
2 : ability or effectiveness in selling or in presenting persuasively political salesmanship
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According to Saliba, Beacon's penetration of the broader $1 billion-plus battery market is mainly a matter of salesmanship.
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Definition of salesmanship for English Language Learners
: the skill of persuading people to buy things or to accept or agree to something
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