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[stop-laws, -los] /ˈstɒpˌlɔs, -ˌlɒs/
designed or planned to prevent continued loss, as a customer's order to a broker to sell a stock if its price declines to a specific amount.
Origin of stop-loss
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If people relied on automated stop-loss orders and then lost money, they should suffer the consequences.
  • stop-loss coverage starts when a claim reaches a pre-determined threshold amount.
  • Do not confuse representations about stop-loss coverage with a guarantee of group health benefits.
  • stop-loss packages may be submitted at any time prior to the deadline.
  • The catching of stop-loss orders, many of them put in months ago.
British Dictionary definitions for stop-loss


(commerce) of or relating to an order to a broker in a commodity or security market to close an open position at a specified price in order to limit any loss
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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