verb (used with object)
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|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So when Chicago auctioneer Gabe Fajuri first got a cold call from Collins describing the box, he was skeptical.
"$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 was hoisted up bodily and placed on an auctioneer's platform which Mike had found tilted back against the wall in the cellar.Felix O'Day|F. Hopkinson Smith
The proper word, however, was auctio, and the auctioneer was called auctor.Dealings With The Dead|A Sexton of the Old School
He had bought and paid for the boat that morning, and I went to the auctioneer.All Adrift|Oliver Optic
But, said Mr. Sims, the auctioneer, everything was done for the sake of the lawyers.Felix Holt, The Radical|George Eliot
What is more I gave him a written authority which was passed up to the auctioneer.Allan and the Holy Flower|H. Rider Haggard