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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Guest Services, Inc., founded in Virginia in 1917, is one of a handful of concessionaires that provides contracts to the National Park Service.
The new Chick-fil-A is operated by HMSHost, the airport’s food and beverage concessionaire, the airport has said.
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Origin and Etymology of concessionaire
French concessionnaire, from concession
First Known Use: 1839See Words from the same year
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Definition of concessionaire for English Language Learners
: 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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