Definition of deadstock in English:

deadstock

noun

  • [mass noun] The machinery used on a farm, as opposed to the livestock.

    • ‘Sale of tractors, vehicles, agricultural machinery, deadstock, building equipment,. garden machinery and growing stock at 11am.’
    • ‘The right is reserved to hold a farm sale of deadstock and chattels on the property prior to completion without liability for any damage caused.’
    • ‘This could obviously have huge and lengthy implications for all auctions, both of livestock and deadstock.’
    • ‘The recent sale of deadstock at Rosemaund held by auctioneers John Amos and Co saw a large gathering of the rural community from Herefordshire.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: on the pattern of livestock.

Pronunciation:

deadstock

/ˈdɛdstɒk/