from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sale of used household belongings, typically held outdoors at the home of the seller.

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  • noun A sale of used household goods held on the seller's own premises.

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  • noun an outdoor sale of used personal or household items held on the seller's premises


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    April 22, 2008