What does the word stockholder mean?

Usage examples for stockholder

  1. Mr. Higginbotham was as well known at Parker's Falls as any citizen of the place, being part owner of the slitting mill, and a considerable stockholder in the cotton factories. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  2. He had other property, but as the law made each stockholder liable for double the amount of his stock, that too was swallowed up and he thus utterly ruined. – Grandmother Elsie by Martha Finley