con·​ces·​sion·​aire | \ kən-ˌse-shə-ˈner How to pronounce concessionaire (audio) \

Definition of concessionaire

: the owner or operator of a concession especially : one that operates a refreshment stand at a recreational center

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Levy is the concessionaire at Oracle Arena and runs retail services for the Golden State Warriors through another Compass Group company, Rank + Rally. Benny Evangelista, San Francisco Chronicle, "Hot dog! 49ers pick new concession operator at Levi’s Stadium," 28 Feb. 2018 However, the airport’s two large food-and-beverage concessionaires are not legally required to pay the minimum yet because their contracts predate the ordinance, and one of the two is not doing so, an airport spokeswoman said. James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Advocates seek 'Bucks-style' jobs agreement for Mitchell International Airport workers," 12 Feb. 2018 The new contract would require the concessionaire to pay workers more and limit how much the company can expand service. Kurtis Alexander,, "Dock redo set to rock more than Alcatraz," 25 June 2018 The products were removed from exchange service stores and exchange concessionaires worldwide following warnings from top U.S. intelligence officials and lawmakers that Chinese mobile phones could track movements of the military. Fox News, "Pentagon orders stores to ban certain Chinese phones amid spying concerns," 2 May 2018 Among the preparations, Centerplate, the stadium concessionaire, will buttress its concession stands with 50,000 extra bottles of water and will bring in 70,000 pounds of ice, which will be handed out in free 12-oz cups for water fountain refills. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Everything you need to know about Taylor Swift's Louisville concert," 29 June 2018 Any effort to limit visitorship is bound to cause conflict with concessionaires, commercial permittees, and businesses at the park entrances—but that possibility did not deter Wenk. Elliott D. Woods, Outside Online, "Is the DOI Strong-Arming National Park Leaders?," 19 June 2018 Unlike the bustling marketplace of competing outfitters in New Braunfels, most San Marcos tubers get their gear and shuttle service from the city’s concessionaire, a local Lion’s Club. Krista Torralva, San Antonio Express-News, "Water sports plentiful in and around San Antonio," 11 June 2018 Other public land concessionaires, like those working in lodging or food services, must still meet minimum wage requirements (now at $10.35). Jake Bullinger, Outside Online, "Trump Cut Wages for Outdoor Guides—and That's Fine," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of concessionaire

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for concessionaire

French concessionnaire, from concession

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English Language Learners Definition of concessionaire

: a person or business that has been given the right to sell something on property owned by someone else : a person or business that has been given a concession (sense 4a)

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