Definition of horse-trade in US English:

horse-trade

verb

[no object]
  • Engage in hard and shrewd bargaining, especially in politics.

    ‘party leaders horse-trade to try to construct fragile coalitions’
    ‘the state horse-trades constantly with the private sector’
    with object ‘the destiny of the people was horse-traded at the Vienna Congress’

Pronunciation

horse-trade

/ˈhɔrsˌtreɪd//ˈhôrsˌtrād/