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shelf companynoun [C]

uk   us   (also off-the-shelf company, shelf corporation) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a ​company that has been ​officiallycreated so that it can be ​sold to someone who does not want to have to ​create a ​company themselves: We have many different ​types of ​shelfcompany for ​sale.
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