Meaning of “public sale” in the English Dictionary

"public sale" in Business English

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public salenoun [ C ]

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COMMERCE an occasion when goods or property are sold in an auction:

Brokers get tickets from sources as varied as public sales, walk-in customers, and other brokers.

[ C ] STOCK MARKET an occasion when a company makes shares available on a stock exchange:

The firm announced it was considering a public sale of its shares.

(Definition of “public sale” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)