auctioneer auctioneer  /ˌɑk ʃə ˈnɪr/


  1. (n) an agent who conducts an auction
  2. (v) sell at an auction



  1. Today, as an independent auctioneer, she is called upon to sell items like the last diamond necklace worn by Princess Diana.
  2. Then the auctioneer raised his hand and lowered his voice.
  3. Auctioneer Kirk Williams calls to bidders during a grocery auction in Dallas, Pennsylvania.


  1. Glance Back

    When our reporter drove down Webb Street and saw the activity last week at Auctioneer Bill Leachman’s barn she was amazed at the progress which had been made to have the auction yard in readiness for the grand opening sale next Monday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Elk Grove Citizen

  2. UPDATE: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Edges Lower After Announcing Sale of More Than 11,700 Acres Of Land At Unreserved ...

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA.TO), auctioneer of farm, construction and other equipment, will sell 75 quarters of real estate which is more than 11,700 acres at an unreserved public auction in
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. NJ auctioneer: Pact struck, Bryant items on sale

    NJ auctioneer: Pact struck, Bryant items on sale The Associated Press Published Jun 10, 2013 08:49AM MDT Newark, N.J. • A New Jersey auction house says it has reached a settlement in a lawsuit over memorabilia from NBA star Kobe Bryant’s high school and early pro career. Goldin Auctions sued in federal court last month after Bryant’s lawyers wrote the company telling it to cancel the planned ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune


  1. "Listing all the weapon systems that Senator Kerry tried his best to shut down sounds like an auctioneer selling off our national security," Senator Miller said.
    on Sep 3, 2004 By: Zell Miller Source: National Review Online

  2. "We'll take the bids, relay them to the auctioneer," said area manager Nick Pacino. "As the bidding starts, the item leaves. Bidding stops. Sold. Next one. We will average one about every 60 seconds, sometimes a little quicker."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Al Pacino Source: Belleville News Democrat

  3. "There was a gasp in the room and the auctioneer...... was lost for words," historian Jonathan King told ABC radio.
    on Jul 24, 2006 By: Jonathan King Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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