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dumb barter


noun

a form of barter practiced among some peoples, in which the goods for exchange are left at and taken from a preselected spot without the exchanging parties ever coming face-to-face.

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Nearby words

dumas père, dumas, alexandre, dumas, jean baptiste andré, dumb, dumb ague, dumb barter, dumb bid, dumb bunny, dumb cane, dumb cluck, dumb dora
Also called silent barter, silent trade.
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