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addaword.gifdefinition of brass ceiling

noun
an imaginary barrier which stops women from progressing in their careers within the military and law enforcement
The two-day event … brings together more than 30 women who have broken through the "brass ceiling" to gain a top-level job in the defence and security industries.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/02/2013 08:49:00
Definition of brass ceiling from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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