stop-loss

[stop-laws, -los]
adjective
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:
1900–05

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stop-loss
 
adj
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

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Example sentences
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.
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