verb (used without object), horse-trad·ed, horse-trad·ing.
Origin of horse-trade
Definition for horse-trading (2 of 2)
Origin of horse trading
Examples from the Web for horse-trading
Israeli politics will now devolve into a fierce period of horse-trading, double dealing, and speculation.
The word "horse-trading" in politics is not meant to be understood literally after all.
Andrew Roberts on the horse-trading ahead—and the financial Armageddon to come.
The leadership may have to dangle choice committee assignments to complete the steal, and engage in other kinds of horse-trading.
The preacher who led the meeting is saturated with tobacco and addicted to horse-trading and worldly foolish jesting.Birth of a Reformation|Andrew Byers
Rome began as a thousand American cities have done, by being a convenient place for barter and horse-trading.The Story of Mankind|Hendrik Van Loon
The former make an open business of horse-trading, and the latter of public-dancing, singing, and fortune-telling.Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia|Maturin M. Ballou
Jasper went out and into the dining-room conducted the horse-trading preacher.The Starbucks|Opie Percival Read
They indulged in horse-trading and played politics to a certain extent, but the lines of demarcation were sharper.Ten From Infinity|Paul W. Fairman
British Dictionary definitions for horse-trading
Idioms and Phrases with horse-trading
Negotiation marked by hard bargaining and shrewd exchange. For example, The restaurant owner is famous for his horse trading; he's just exchanged a month of free dinners for a month of free television commercials. This expression alludes to the notorious shrewdness of horse traders, who literally bought and sold horses. [c. 1820]