- 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
stock in tradestock-in-trade
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.
stock in trade
also stock in trade
- 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.
- Alternative spelling of stock-in-trade.
(plural stocks in trade)
- Merchandise and other necessary supplies kept on hand in order to do business.
- A technique, skill or ability habitually used by a person, group of persons, or an organization, often in the course of their business.
- Their number is larger than is usually supposed, many of them being known to few beyond the writers who laboriously copy them and the professional "raconteurs" who draw upon them to replenish their stock-in-trade.