stop order

  1. 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

Words Nearby stop order Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stop order in a sentence

  • When she sees me though, she puts a stop order on all that third-rate stuff and tells the cook to go the limit.

    Torchy and Vee | Sewell Ford

British Dictionary definitions for stop order

stop order

  1. stock exchange an instruction to a broker to sell one or more shares when the price offered for them falls below a stipulated level: Also called: stop-loss order

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