grubstake definition by Webster's New World
- money or supplies advanced to a prospector in return for a share in any findings
- money advanced for any enterprise
Origin: grub, plush stake
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- grubstaker noun
grubstake definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Supplies or funds advanced to a mining prospector or a person starting a business in return for a promised share of the profits.transitive verb grub·staked, grub·stak·ing, grub·stakes
To supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits.
- grubˈstakˌer noun