- Also called block. a platform from which an auctioneer sells: the old courthouse where slaves were sold from the auction block.
- put on the auction block, to offer for sale at auction; offer to sell to the highest bidder.Also put on the block.
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Nothing that he could do would be able to save them from the auction-block.Slavery and the Constitution
William Ingersoll Bowditch
A slave Kwaque was, as much as if Daughtry had bought him on the auction-block.Michael, Brother of Jerry
It was the auction-block horror that first prompted him to seek freedom.
My wife and children, dearer to me than my heart's blood, were they made for the auction-block?
I stood by him on the auction-block; and when I stepped down, they thought they had him sure.