board of trade


noun

an association of business people.
Board of Trade, (in England) the national ministry that supervises and encourages commerce and industry.

Nearby words

  1. board of education,
  2. board of elections,
  3. board of estimate,
  4. board of health,
  5. board of supervisors,
  6. board of trade unit,
  7. board of trustees,
  8. board rule,
  9. board school,
  10. board shorts

Origin of board of trade

First recorded in 1770–80

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British Dictionary definitions for board of trade

board of trade

noun

US and Canadian another name for a chamber of commerce

Board of Trade

noun

(in the United Kingdom) a ministry within the Department of Trade: responsible for the supervision of commerce and the promotion of export trade
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