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

Examples of concessionaire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many are managed by a private concessionaire and can be reserved online at Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "How reserving campsites in Utah became a nightmare. And what you can do about it.," 9 May 2021 Others sold food and merchandise, both of which require short-term concessionaire permits under local law. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, "Far-right groups hold gun-rights rally in Oregon park, threaten media," 3 May 2021 Both the park service and its main concessionaire, Aramark, usually ramp up hiring for the summer. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, "Yosemite National Park will require reservations for entry this summer - again," 8 Apr. 2021 As part of a 2019 agreement between the two states, Maryland’s concessionaire would rebuild the bridge, and the two states’ partnerships would share the costs. Washington Post, "Maryland selects Transurban, Macquarie to develop toll lanes for Beltway, I-270," 18 Feb. 2021 To limit possible transmission of the virus, both the park service and the park’s concessionaire, Aramark, are planning to reduce the number of people in park housing, which means hiring fewer people. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, "Yosemite won't be back to normal this summer. Reservation system still possible," 20 Mar. 2021 Reservations need to be made online in advance via Alcatraz Cruises, the island’s official concessionaire. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, "Alcatraz to reopen to tours next week - restrictions still apply," 9 Mar. 2021 Like the park hotels listed below, these are operated by an outside concessionaire. Shawnté Salabert, Outside Online, "The Ultimate Yosemite National Park Travel Guide," 22 Feb. 2021 Slater said the state would pay any additional costs via periodic payments to the private concessionaire over the 30 years of the line’s operation. Washington Post, "Maryland board approves $250 million legal deal to complete Purple Line construction," 16 Dec. 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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15 May 2021

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“Concessionaire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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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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