- a person who is shrewd and clever at bargaining.
- a person who trades in horses.
Origin of horse trader
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for horse trader
A horse-trader offered him seventy-five dollars for the animal.
"I ain't no way shore about that," said the horse-trader easily.
He looks to me like a Yankee horse-trader, who is too intimate with the devil and his ways to be at all alarmed about them.The Crime of the French Caf and Other Stories
The preceding incident leads to another, in which Lincoln himself figures as a horse-trader.The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln
Francis Fisher Browne
What had the horse-trader been saying to make it needful for Bill Layne to speak up as his mother's defender?