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 The city benefits by having a knowledgeable concessionaire who can oversee the boat rentals. Outside Online, 7 May 2018 Those riding buses and shuttles operated by the park’s concessionaire, Doyon/Aramark Joint Venture, need to be masked also, the park said. Anchorage Daily News, 8 July 2022 Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas, the biggest park service concessionaire in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, is advertising places like Cathedral in the Desert and Gregory Arch, which only recently were revealed. Zak Podmore, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 June 2022 Employees of HMSHost, the largest concessionaire at the airport, approved the strike Thursday with 97% of votes. Mackenzie Brower, The Arizona Republic, 24 Nov. 2021 Lastly, there is the option to license out your business name and brand to a concessionaire company that will operate the business day to day in the airport. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 June 2022 In doing so, Blue Mesa’s Elk Creek Marina—the largest on the lake—was left too high to operate and had to be closed by federal officials, crippling the business of a concessionaire that runs it. Jim Carlton, WSJ, 19 June 2022 London Heathrow Airport’s main retail concessionaire is set to get a strong sales boost over the summer thanks to high consumer demand for travel getaways, despite looming inflation and living costs. Kevin Rozario, Forbes, 28 May 2022 The state’s cost of a broader agreement for a private concessionaire to build, operate and maintain the line for several decades would climb from $5.6 billion to $9.3 billion. Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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“Concessionaire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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