- money or supplies advanced to a prospector in return for a share in any findings
- money advanced for any enterprise
Origin of grubstakegrub (noun) + stake
transitive verb-·staked·, -·stak·ing
to provide with a grubstake
Supplies or funds advanced to a mining prospector or a person starting a business in return for a promised share of the profits.
transitive verbgrub·staked, grub·stak·ing, grub·stakes
To supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits.
(third-person singular simple present grubstakes, present participle grubstaking, simple past and past participle grubstaked)
- To supply such funds to.