A public sale of land or goods, at public outcry, to the highest bidder. Russell v. Miner, 61 Barb. (N. Y.) 539; Hibler v. Hoag, 1 Watts & S. (Pa.) 553; Crandall v. State, 28 Ohio St 481. A sale by auction is a sale by public outcry to the highest bidder on the spot. Civ. Code Cal.