stock-in-trade

noun
\ˌstäk-ən-ˈtrād, 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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stock-in-trade

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

stock in trade

Legal Definition of stock in trade 

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

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