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a person who conducts sales by .
to (something).
Contemporary Examples

“$450,000,” called the auctioneer, pointing to a bidder in the crowd at Christie’s.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Big Christie’s Auction Brings in $38.8 Million Isabel Wilkinson May 13, 2013

So when Chicago auctioneer Gabe Fajuri first got a cold call from Collins describing the box, he was skeptical.
Get a Piece of Houdini Before He Disappears Nina Strochlic August 21, 2014

The auctioneer talks about knowing and employing royalty, and celebrity big spenders.
William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes’ World of Rock Stars and Royalty Tim Teeman December 9, 2014

“We’ll have your triumphal chariot waiting outside to bring you back to your hotel tonight,” the auctioneer joked.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Big Christie’s Auction Brings in $38.8 Million Isabel Wilkinson May 13, 2013

Historical Examples

“In truth, you are so wrapped up that I must take your word for it,” replied the auctioneer.
Pearl-Maiden H. Rider Haggard

To my great relief, she was interrupted by the auctioneer, and the sound of his hammer.
Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth

You shall find a man of letters sharing diggings with an auctioneer, and a medical student pigging with a stockbroker’s clerk.
The King of Schnorrers Israel Zangwill

The auctioneer disappeared through the door, and Angelelli put on his hat.
The Eternal City Hall Caine

Nor must the teacher be in a hurry, hastening from verse to verse with the nervous dispatch of an auctioneer.
Sunday-School Success Amos R. Wells

He might have been very good as an actor; he would have been glorious as an auctioneer.
The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Charles James Lever

a person who conducts an auction by announcing the lots and controlling the bidding
(transitive) to sell by auction

1708 as a noun; 1733 as a verb; see auction + -eer.


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