stock–in–trade

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noun \ˌstäk-ən-ˈtrād, ˈstäk-ən-ˌ\

Definition of stock–in–trade

  1. 1 :  the equipment, merchandise, or materials necessary to or used in a trade or business

  2. 2 :  something that resembles the standard equipment of a tradesman or business <humor was her stock–in–trade as a writer>

1721

First Known Use of stock–in–trade

1721


STOCK–IN–TRADE Defined for English Language Learners

stock–in–trade

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noun \ˌstäk-ən-ˈtrād, ˈstäk-ən-ˌ\

Definition of stock–in–trade for English Language Learners

  • : something that someone or something does or makes very well and often


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