Definition of on-trade in English:

on-trade

noun

British
  • The sector of the market in alcoholic drinks comprising sales for consumption on licensed premises.

adjective

British
  • Of or relating to the on-trade.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From on- + trade [adverb], after off-trade.

Pronunciation

on-trade

/ˈɒntreɪd/