stock-in-trade

noun
\ ˌstäk-ən-ˈtrād How to pronounce stock-in-trade (audio) , ˈstäk-ən-ˌtrād \

Definition of stock-in-trade

1 : the equipment, merchandise, or materials necessary to or used in a trade or business
2 : something that resembles the standard equipment of a tradesman or business humor was her stock-in-trade as a writer

First Known Use of stock-in-trade

1721, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stock-in-trade was in 1721

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“Stock-in-trade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stock-in-trade. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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Legal Definition of stock in trade

: the equipment, merchandise, or materials necessary to or used in a trade or business

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