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Related to horse trade: horse trader
Negotiation characterized by hard bargaining and shrewd exchange: political horse-trading.
horse trade n.
horse trader n.
1. a shrewdly conducted exchange, as of favors or objects, usu. involving close bargaining.
2. an exchanging or trading of horses.
horse′-trade`, v.i. -trad•ed, -trad•ing.