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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Recent Examples on the Web The Athletic, citing Stanford researcher Jay Bhattacharya, reported that players, families, team staff, concessionaires, ushers and other part-time employees of all ages, backgrounds and genders will participate. Dennis Romero, NBC News, "Congressman says he's willing to let more Americans die to save economy," 16 Apr. 2020 The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority on Wednesday agreed to defer collecting $7.3 million in May rent from airlines, $5.6 million from rental-car companies and $4.1 million from terminal concessionaires. John Haughey, Washington Examiner, "Florida’s airports garner $900M in federal assistance to stay afloat," 20 Apr. 2020 Area's top employers suspend operations Within the Grand Canyon's South Rim operates authorized concessionaires that staff and manage the community's hospitality industry, namely food and lodging. Chelsea Curtis, azcentral, "Millions visit Grand Canyon, but 2,500 who live there stand to be most hurt by coronavirus," 20 Mar. 2020 That’s not the case at other areas, such as Tongue River Reservoir State Park, where Montana State Parks owns the marina’s facilities and hires a concessionaire to operate it. USA TODAY, "Oil train conversion, sit-in anniversary, Healing Garden expansion: News from around our 50 states," 25 Feb. 2020 Negotiations with the private concessionaires will determine whether high-occupancy vehicles will have to pay. Robert Mccartney, Washington Post, "Hold the applause: American Legion Bridge plan poses environmental, financial risks," 18 Nov. 2019 The plaintiffs want to force the city and the concessionaire to open a Chick-fil-A at the airport — and vowed to sue any other business that tries to take its place. Joshua Fechter,, "‘Chick-fil-A Alamodome’: New documents shed light on S.A. City Council’s controversial vote — and a never-before-seen proposal," 25 Oct. 2019 The camping bans include all individual and group overnight facilities: campsites, yurts, cabins, tepees, and services operated by concessionaires. oregonlive, "Oregon state park camping will be suspended after April 2 in light of coronavirus outbreak," 19 Mar. 2020 Several private concessionaires have also started to close facilities in the parks. Will Bostwick, Outside Online, "National Parks Are Still Open Despite COVID-19," 17 Mar. 2020

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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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The first known use of concessionaire was in 1839

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1 Jun 2020

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“Concessionaire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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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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