a shrewdly conducted exchange, as of favors or objects, usually resulting from or accompanied by very close bargaining.
an exchanging or trading of horses.
horse-tradePronunciation: (hôrs'trād"), [key]
—v.i., -trad•ed, -trad•ing.
to bargain or trade shrewdly.
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