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stop-loss

[ stop-laws, -los ]
/ ˈstɒpˌlɔs, -ˌlɒs /
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adjective
designed or planned to prevent continued loss, as a customer's order to a broker to sell a stock if its price declines to a specific amount.
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Origin of stop-loss

First recorded in 1900–05
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stop-loss

adjective
commerce of or relating to an order to a broker in a commodity or security market to close an open position at a specified price in order to limit any loss
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