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noun, British.
a form of theatrical entertainment popular at seaside resorts, in which specialty acts, songs, dances, etc., are presented.
a musical entertainment popular in the early 20th century, esp one at a British seaside resort
(stock exchange, informal) a group of individuals or companies who secretly agree to purchase shares separately in a particular company, which they plan to amalgamate later into a single holding: a malpractice that is illegal in some countries


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