auction block

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  1. Also called block. a platform from which an auctioneer sells: The auction block in front of the old courthouse was removed and placed in a slavery exhibit at the state museum.

Idioms about auction block

  1. put on the auction block, to offer for sale at auction; offer to sell to the highest bidder.: Also put on the block.

Origin of auction block

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

Words Nearby auction block Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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