Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


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

  • n. Informal A plan or tactic intended to make a hostile corporate takeover prohibitively expensive, as one in which a company's stockholders are offered shares of stock at a bargain price in the event that a single suitor acquires a high percentage of the stock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any strategy designed to produce negative results for an entity carrying out a takeover.
  • n. A provision in a bill that leads to people who would have supported it opposing it instead

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the target company defends itself by making its stock less attractive to an acquirer


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.