short seller

noun Finance.
a person, as a speculator, who sells short.

short selling, noun
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If the price of a shorted share rises, the short seller still has to buy and
  deliver it whenever the lender wants it back.
Holding the short positions is expensive and risky for the short seller.
The short seller profits when the price of the stock declines.
It defines ownership for short sale purposes, and clarifies the requirement to
  determine a short seller's net aggregate position.
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