- a person who conducts sales by auction.
- to auction (something).
Origin of auctioneer
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Examples from the Web for auctioneer
The auctioneer talks about knowing and employing royalty, and celebrity big spenders.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty
December 10, 2014
So when Chicago auctioneer Gabe Fajuri first got a cold call from Collins describing the box, he was skeptical.Get a Piece of Houdini Before He Disappears
August 22, 2014
"$450,000," called the auctioneer, pointing to a bidder in the crowd at Christie's.
"We'll have your triumphal chariot waiting outside to bring you back to your hotel tonight," the auctioneer joked.
This Lucius was an auctioneer who had set free one of his slaves, Felix.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
To my great relief, she was interrupted by the auctioneer, and the sound of his hammer.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
"Eleven pounds I am offered, gentlemen," shouted the auctioneer.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
The auctioneer disappeared through the door, and Angelelli put on his hat.The Eternal City
I got a good revolver, and succeeded in bringing an auctioneer from a distance.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
- a person who conducts an auction by announcing the lots and controlling the bidding
- (tr) to sell by auction
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Word Origin and History for auctioneer
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