auctioneer

[awk-shuh-neer]
noun
1.
a person who conducts sales by auction.
verb (used with object)
2.
to auction (something).

Origin:
1700–10; auction + -eer

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auctioneer (ˌɔːkʃəˈnɪə)
 
n
1.  a person who conducts an auction by announcing the lots and controlling the bidding
 
vb
2.  (tr) to sell by auction

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Example sentences
Tables were arranged in a huge square around the perimeter of the hotel's main
  ballroom, with an auctioneer at the head.
As instructions come in over cell phones, bids are conveyed to the auctioneer
  through mysterious hand gestures.
Only one bid had been left beforehand with the auctioneer, a punt by a private
  collector hoping to snap up a bargain.
The auctioneer indulged the chattiness or indecision of telephone bidders, but
  above all there were many intense bidding wars.
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