a shrewdly conducted exchange, as of favors or objects, usually resulting from or accompanied by very close bargaining.
an exchanging or trading of horses.
Other definitions for horse-trade (2 of 2)
to bargain or trade shrewdly.
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How to use horse trade in a sentence
There are a bunch of juicy details in between, but I ended up getting that car in a horse trade.
He would express a willingness to horse-trade with every member.
She has beat me on many a horse trade, that woman; and I always go back to try it again.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
The situation is similar in the difference between cheating in a horse trade and cheating about other commodities.Criminal Psychology | Hans Gross
All's fair in a horse trade, an' friends didn't orter swap horses widout they kin stand the shkinnin'.Two Little Savages | Ernest Thompson Seton
They both remembered that Hennard was close by at the time of the quarrel over the Horse-trade.Two Little Savages | Ernest Thompson Seton
We were assured that bicycles were to destroy the horse trade entirely, yet horses now bring double what they did before.