from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. that thoroughfare of a city where the leading bankers and brokers do business; also, figuratively, those who do business there.

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

  • n. used to allude to the securities industry of the United States


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