free ridingfree riding
- The act of taking credit or deriving other benefit from the efforts or contributions of others.
- The sport of mountain biking, snowboarding, or skiing that combines multiple styles and terrains.
- free rider
- Present participle of freeride.
free-riding - Investment & Finance Definition
Selling a stock before it has been paid for, which violates the credit extension provisions of the Federal Reserve Board. If an investor free-rides, the broker is required to freeze the account for 90 days. This means that while trades can still be made, they must be paid for in full on the day the purchase is made, not three days later, as is typically allowed.