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market order

noun, Stock Exchange.
an order to buy or sell a specified amount of a security at the best price available.
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • Plan ahead: you may need to order artisan cheeses from the cheesemaker or have your market order them.
  • When the stop price is reached, a stop order becomes a market order.
  • In contrast, a market order is an order to buy or sell a security at the current market price.
  • If you place a market order, you're committing to buying or selling a stock at the best current price.
British Dictionary definitions for market order

market order

an instruction to a broker to sell or buy at the best price currently obtainable on the market
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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