a person who conducts sales by auction.

verb (used with object)

to auction (something).

Origin of auctioneer

First recorded in 1700–10; auction + -eer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

1708 as a noun; 1733 as a verb; see auction + -eer.

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