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stock market crash

definition

Wide-spread, panic-selling that results in a sudden and extreme drop in stock prices on the broader market. See Crash of 1929; Crash of 1987; Black Tuesday; Black Thursday; Black Friday.

Related Terms

 • Crash of 1929  • short sale rule  • Black Tuesday  • Securities Act of 1933  • Black Friday  • Crash of 1987  • Black Thursday