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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who bids at an auction to raise prices for the owner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who bids at an auction on behalf of the auctioneer or owner, for the purpose of driving up the price.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who bids at an auction in behalf of the auctioneer or owner, for the purpose of running up the price of articles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person employed at public auctions to bid on articles put up for sale, in order that the seller may obtain higher prices.

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