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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But every year concessionaire Aramark attempts to jazz things up with new items. Phil Rosenthal,, "Here are all the new food offerings at Soldier Field for the Bears’ 100th season," 25 Aug. 2019 And the experience, while expensive, should result in the (park) service avoiding such trademark ownership issues with future concessionaires. Kurtis Alexander,, "What did Yosemite get for the $12 million paid to its former concessionaire?," 22 Aug. 2019 Wolda said there will be a beverage booth, concessionaire and various area restaurants will be on hand with food offerings. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Fireworks, pie-eating contest highlight Woodlands Labor Day fun," 8 Aug. 2019 Three project teams are in the running for the concessionaires contract for the I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project., "$90 monthly pass highlights latest toll plan for I-10 Mobile River Bridge project," 16 July 2019 The food will come to them Baseball fans in the United States and Canada are familiar with concessionaires wandering the stadium selling hot dogs and the like, but roving vendors are not common in Britain. David Waldstein, New York Times, "‘Hot Dogs! Cold Beer!’ M.L.B. Will Bring the Familiar to London Stadium," 27 June 2019 Under the terms of the contract the government, not the concessionaire, is responsible for carrying out the work needed to prevent mudslides. The Economist, "A blocked road cuts Colombia in two," 28 June 2019 The park had previously had a snorkeling and boating concessionaire, but that arrangement ended and for several years, no boat trips or tours were offered. Bonnie Gross,, "Boat tours explore underwater Biscayne National Park," 20 June 2019 Harris said that a state toll authority will be charged with overseeing the private concessionaire., "Grassroots push looks to trip up legislation punishing toll scofflaws in Alabama," 9 June 2019

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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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