Meaning of whipsawed

whip•sawed

Pronunciation: (hwip'sôd", wip'-), [key]
— adj. Stock Exchange.
  1. subjected to a double loss, as when an investor has bought a stock at a high price soon before it declines and then, in order to make good the loss, sells it short before it advances.
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