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auctioneer Line breaks: auc¦tion|eer
Pronunciation: /ɔːkʃəˈnɪə/

Definition of auctioneer in English:


A person who conducts auctions by accepting bids and declaring goods sold.
Example sentences
  • Baker had instructed auctioneers to sell certain goods.
  • Only a handful of auctioneers in Dublin sell computer equipment from liquidations or receiverships.
  • The property will be sold by top auctioneers at a London hotel on May 19.



Example sentences
  • This year's sale is sponsored by the Sligo firm who specialise in auctioneering, valuations and mortgages.
  • It is essential to the profession of auctioneering.
  • As a sign of the boom in the property sector, the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute were seeking recruits to auctioneering.

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