stop order


noun

an order from a customer to a broker to sell a security if the market price drops below a designated level.

Nearby words

  1. stop down,
  2. stop in,
  3. stop knob,
  4. stop motion,
  5. stop off,
  6. stop out,
  7. stop payment,
  8. stop press,
  9. stop price,
  10. stop short


Origin of stop order

First recorded in 1870–75

Also called stop-limit order, stop-loss order.

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British Dictionary definitions for stop order

stop order

noun

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
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