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Definition of gilt-edged adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gilt-edged

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌɡɪlt ˈedʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡɪlt ˈedʒd//
 
(finance)
 
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very safe gilt-edged securities/shares/stocks (= investments that are considered safe because they have been sold by the government)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gilt-edged