stop order


Definition of stop order

: an order to a broker to buy or sell respectively at the market when the price of a security advances or declines to a designated level

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Recent Examples on the Web TerraSlate, which makes waterproof, tear-proof paper, has suffered a 30% loss in revenue as many restaurants in China, Southeast Asia and Europe have stopped ordering its paper for menus amid sharp sales declines, says company president Kyle Ewing. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "'I'm just worried': Coronavirus prompts companies to pull back on hiring as uncertainty grows," 6 Mar. 2020 The retailer stopped ordering more supply of Exploding Kittens, and the most popular version of the game soon fell out of stock. Karen Weise, New York Times, "When Even Amazon Is Sold Out of Exploding Kittens," 17 Apr. 2020 Restaurants have stopped ordering our chicken or eggs. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oconomowoc farmer's restaurant customers are struggling, so he's getting eggs to groceries, charity," 26 Mar. 2020 Is there anyone else who can’t stop ordering from Amazon? Nandi Howard, Essence, "Editor's Picks: Things I'm Loving During Quarantine," 21 Apr. 2020 Gap and Ralph Lauren temporarily stopped ordering for the fall season, having no clear view of when stores will reopen. Anne D'innocenzio, USA TODAY, "'The most catastrophic crisis that retail has faced': Stores try to stay relevant during the coronavirus shutdown," 12 Apr. 2020 Produce vendors are seeing sales plunge, with many reporting declines of 90% or more as restaurants stop ordering food and as shoppers emptying shelves at grocery stores target dry goods like beans and rice. Diya Chacko, Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus Today: West Coast versus everywhere else," 31 Mar. 2020 The Fruit Guys have found themselves with way too much fruit because their customers, mostly offices, who order their $50 fruit baskets have stopped ordering due to the shelter-in-place order issued amid the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: What’s in the stimulus bill for California?," 26 Mar. 2020 Another time, the folks at Key Food just stopped ordering it, thinking maybe nobody wanted it. Emily Flitter, New York Times, "My Tireless Quest for a Tubeless Wipe," 28 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of stop order

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stop order was in 1882

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“Stop order.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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Legal Definition of stop order

— see order sense 4b

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