Curbstone broker
Broker Bro"ker (br[=o]"k[~e]r), n. [OE. brocour, from a word akin to broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, possess, digest, fr. AS. br[=u]can to use, enjoy; cf. Fries. broker, F. brocanteur. See {Brook}, v. t.] 1. One who transacts business for another; an agent. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) An agent employed to effect bargains and contracts, as a middleman or negotiator, between other persons, for a compensation commonly called brokerage. He takes no possession, as broker, of the subject matter of the negotiation. He generally contracts in the names of those who employ him, and not in his own. --Story. [1913 Webster]

3. A dealer in money, notes, bills of exchange, etc. [1913 Webster]

4. A dealer in secondhand goods. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

5. A pimp or procurer. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Bill broker}, one who buys and sells notes and bills of exchange.

{Curbstone broker} or {Street broker}, an operator in stocks (not a member of the Stock Exchange) who executes orders by running from office to office, or by transactions on the street. [U.S.]

{Exchange broker}, one who buys and sells uncurrent money, and deals in exchanges relating to money.

{Insurance broker}, one who is agent in procuring insurance on vessels, or against fire.

{Pawn broker}. See {Pawnbroker}.

{Real estate broker}, one who buys and sells lands, and negotiates loans, etc., upon mortgage.

{Ship broker}, one who acts as agent in buying and selling ships, procuring freight, etc.

{Stock broker}. See {Stockbroker}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Curbstone broker — Curbstone Curb stone (k?rb st?n ), n. A stone set along a margin as a limit and protection, as along the edge of a sidewalk next the roadway; an edge stone. [1913 Webster] {Curbstone broker}. See under {Broker}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curbstone — Curb stone (k?rb st?n ), n. A stone set along a margin as a limit and protection, as along the edge of a sidewalk next the roadway; an edge stone. [1913 Webster] {Curbstone broker}. See under {Broker}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Broker — Bro ker (br[=o] k[ e]r), n. [OE. brocour, from a word akin to broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, possess, digest, fr. AS. br[=u]can to use, enjoy; cf. Fries. broker, F. brocanteur. See {Brook}, v. t.] 1. One who transacts business for another; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curbstone — I. noun Date: 1791 a stone or edging of concrete forming a curb II. adjective Date: 1848 1. operating on the street without maintaining an office < a curbstone broker > 2. not having the benefit of training or experience < a curbstone critic > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bill broker — Broker Bro ker (br[=o] k[ e]r), n. [OE. brocour, from a word akin to broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, possess, digest, fr. AS. br[=u]can to use, enjoy; cf. Fries. broker, F. brocanteur. See {Brook}, v. t.] 1. One who transacts business for another; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exchange broker — Broker Bro ker (br[=o] k[ e]r), n. [OE. brocour, from a word akin to broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, possess, digest, fr. AS. br[=u]can to use, enjoy; cf. Fries. broker, F. brocanteur. See {Brook}, v. t.] 1. One who transacts business for another; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Insurance broker — Broker Bro ker (br[=o] k[ e]r), n. [OE. brocour, from a word akin to broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, possess, digest, fr. AS. br[=u]can to use, enjoy; cf. Fries. broker, F. brocanteur. See {Brook}, v. t.] 1. One who transacts business for another; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pawn broker — Broker Bro ker (br[=o] k[ e]r), n. [OE. brocour, from a word akin to broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, possess, digest, fr. AS. br[=u]can to use, enjoy; cf. Fries. broker, F. brocanteur. See {Brook}, v. t.] 1. One who transacts business for another; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Real estate broker — Broker Bro ker (br[=o] k[ e]r), n. [OE. brocour, from a word akin to broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, possess, digest, fr. AS. br[=u]can to use, enjoy; cf. Fries. broker, F. brocanteur. See {Brook}, v. t.] 1. One who transacts business for another; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ship broker — Broker Bro ker (br[=o] k[ e]r), n. [OE. brocour, from a word akin to broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, possess, digest, fr. AS. br[=u]can to use, enjoy; cf. Fries. broker, F. brocanteur. See {Brook}, v. t.] 1. One who transacts business for another; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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