deal·​er·​ship | \ ˈdē-lər-ˌship How to pronounce dealership (audio) \

Definition of dealership

: an authorized sales agency an automobile dealership

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Vandalism, Brookpark Road On June 24, police were dispatched to a car dealership regarding a vandalism call at the Brookpark Road business. John Benson,, "Passed-out Cleveland driver leads officers to felony drugs: Parma Police Blotter," 3 July 2019 So Martinmaas had to jump into his truck for the 35-mile ride to the nearest John Deere dealership for a replacement part. Author: Annie Gowen, Anchorage Daily News, "Farmers loyal to Trump struggle with impact of trade war," 24 June 2019 Car shoppers headed to a dealership are in store for a hard sell on something other than a vehicle. Adrienne Roberts, WSJ, "Add-On Services Emerge as Car Dealers’ Profit Generator," 7 Apr. 2019 Banyan Residential, the developer of the project, intends to demolish the old car dealership buildings there. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Historic Scottsdale plaza, an entryway from Phoenix, in redevelopment talks," 23 June 2019 Matt Demmer, 38, whose grandfather started the family Ford dealership in 1957, is located across from the plant that builds the vehicles in Wayne. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Kid-friendly Ford Ranger selling as a family car with new safety feature," 22 June 2019 Sundance Motors has purchased the former 3.8-acre Saturn automobile dealership at 4041 W Plano Pkwy in Plano and is relocating from Addison. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Wylie shopping center, Plano car dealership among the week's top commercial real estate transactions in D-FW," 21 June 2019 The driver also was unable to provide license plate numbers because the vehicles had temporary dealership plates. Gary Klien, The Mercury News, "North Bay UPS driver robbed while delivering cellphones," 13 June 2019 Click through the slideshow to see photos inside the nation's largest Nissan dealership. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Sneak peek: The nation’s largest Nissan dealership opens in Houston," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of dealership

1916, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jul 2019

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The first known use of dealership was in 1916

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English Language Learners Definition of dealership

: a business that sells a specified kind of product

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