Meaning of horse trade

horse' trade"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a shrewdly conducted exchange, as of favors or objects, usually resulting from or accompanied by very close bargaining.
  2. an exchanging or trading of horses.


Pronunciation: (hôrs'trād"), [key]
— -trad•ed, -trad•ing.
  1. to bargain or trade shrewdly.
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