horse trade

See synonyms for horse trade on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a shrewdly conducted exchange, as of favors or objects, usually resulting from or accompanied by very close bargaining.

  2. an exchanging or trading of horses.

Origin of horse trade

1
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

Words Nearby horse trade

Other definitions for horse-trade (2 of 2)

horse-trade
[ hawrs-treyd ]

verb (used without object),horse-trad·ed, horse-trad·ing.
  1. to bargain or trade shrewdly.

Origin of horse-trade

2
An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use horse trade in a sentence