chain store

noun

Definition of chain store

  1. :  one of numerous usually retail stores having the same ownership and selling the same lines of goods

First Known Use of chain store

1910


CHAIN STORE Defined for English Language Learners

chain store

noun

Definition of chain store for English Language Learners

  • : a store that has the same name and basic appearance as other stores that sell the same kind of goods and are owned by the same company


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