auctioneer

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From auction +‎ -eer

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auctioneer (plural auctioneers)

  1. A person who conducts an auction on behalf of a vendor, taking bids to find the best price for the vendor.
    • 2002, Zadie Smith, The Autograph Man, Penguin Books (2003), page 102:
      The auctioneer, with his fruity, theatrical voice and his gavel, hits a block of wood in precisely the same spot, no matter the day.

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auctioneer (third-person singular simple present auctioneers, present participle auctioneering, simple past and past participle auctioneered)

  1. (transitive) To sell at an auction; to auction.

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