- an order from a customer to a broker to sell a security if the market price drops below a designated level.
Origin of stop order
First recorded in 1870–75
Also called stop-limit order, stop-loss order.
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- stock exchange an instruction to a broker to sell one or more shares when the price offered for them falls below a stipulated levelAlso called: stop-loss order