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board of trade

n. pl. boards of trade
An association of bankers and business people to promote common commercial interests.
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board of trade

(Commerce) US and Canadian another name for a chamber of commerce

Board of Trade

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the United Kingdom) a ministry within the Department of Trade: responsible for the supervision of commerce and the promotion of export trade
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board′ of trade′

1. an association of businesspeople.
2. Board of Trade, the British ministry that supervises commerce and industry.
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