stock in trade[stŏkˌĭn-trādˈ, stŏkˈĭn-trādˌ]
- The definition of stock in trade is all the goods and equipment of a business.
An example of stock in trade is all the belts and business equipment a belt kiosk in the mall as at any given time.
- goods kept available for sale at a store or shop
- tools, materials, etc. used in carrying on a trade or a business
- any resources, practices, or devices characteristically employed by a given person or group
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also stock in tradenoun
- All the merchandise and equipment kept on hand and used in carrying on a business.
- The resources available to and habitually called on by a person in a given situation: A ready wit is her stock-in-trade.