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horse trader

a person who is shrewd and clever at bargaining.
a person who trades in horses.
Origin of horse trader
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • “All but about three months of the year,” replied the horse trader.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • The horse trader heard the frantic cry and pulled his team to a halt.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • I would swap him to that horse trader for his good mule as soon as I watered him.

    The Conquest Oscar Micheaux
  • There is a new man, or family, moved into the neighborhood and he is a horse trader.

    The Sun Maid

    Evelyn Raymond
  • In his capacity as horse trader he prided himself on his ability to judge a good horse.

    Prairie Gold Various
  • Remember the time I snatched the sword out of my cane and lunged at a horse trader from Tennessee?

    An Arkansas Planter Opie Percival Read

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