[ hawrs-treyd ]
/ ˈhɔrsˌtreɪd /

verb (used without object), horse-trad·ed, horse-trad·ing.

to bargain or trade shrewdly.

Origin of horse-trade

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

Definition for horse-trade (2 of 2)

horse trade


a shrewdly conducted exchange, as of favors or objects, usually resulting from or accompanied by very close bargaining.
an exchanging or trading of horses.

Origin of horse trade

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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