Meaning of street name

street' name"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Stock Exchange. Stock Exchange.
  1. a broker who holds securities registered in his or her name instead of in the name of the customer, esp. for convenience in executing transfers and in pledging for borrowing in margin accounts.
  2. a familiar or slang name of a narcotic drug: “angel dust” is a street name for phencyclidine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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