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stop order

an order from a customer to a broker to sell a security if the market price drops below a designated level.
Also called stop-limit order, stop-loss order.
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First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When she sees me though, she puts a stop order on all that third-rate stuff and tells the cook to go the limit.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
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stop order

(stock exchange) an instruction to a broker to sell one or more shares when the price offered for them falls below a stipulated level Also called stop-loss order
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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