con·ces·sion·aire | \kən-ˌse-shə-ˈner \

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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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 The bride, who is 27 and taking her husband’s name, is the corporate communications officer at Evelyn Hill, the concessionaire at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. New York Times, "Age, She Said, Was Never an Issue," 2 June 2018 The transformation began last summer when the zoo's food concessionaire opened The Coop and Bean Sprouts, a café with walk-up ordering windows across from the playground in the farm area. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Zoo food has gone upscale. Food trucks, beer garden and roasted corn stand now available to animal watchers," 25 May 2018 The park's concessionaire runs snorkeling trips every day that weather permits. Bob Rountree And Bonnie Gross,, "Explore Florida's Monroe County: Florida Keys offers miles of snorkeling grandeur," 6 May 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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