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

Definition of dealership

: an authorized sales agency an automobile dealership

Examples of dealership in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Surveillance cameras from nearby businesses showed McAlpin walking into the dealership just before 5:30 p.m., then leaving about an hour later and putting items into the Mercedes. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 12 May 2022 Authorities said the crime was captured on security video, which shows six people wearing hooded shirts and masks breaking into the dealership through a front window, ripping an alarm off a wall then calmly driving off in the vehicles. Brian L. Cox,, 22 Mar. 2022 Six suspects broke into the high-end dealership through a glass door and ripped out the alarm system from the wall, the report said. Fox News, 10 Mar. 2022 Walk into a Lamborghini dealership and brace yourself for the bad news. Morgan Korn, ABC News, 13 Feb. 2022 Bollar also likes the idea of going into a dealership knowing the price of a car set by the manufacturer instead of negotiating over trim options and price. Dallas News, 13 Aug. 2021 The state's only electric car dealership, Evolve Auto, is on West Broadway in North Little Rock. Tess Vrbin, Arkansas Online, 24 Apr. 2022 Car-dealership mogul Herb Chambers is listing a Boston condo overlooking the city’s Public Garden for $18 million. E.b. Solomont, WSJ, 12 Apr. 2022 Theft, Brookpark Road: On Dec. 1, police were dispatched to an auto dealership on Brookpark Road after an employee discovered dealer plates were missing. John Benson, cleveland, 15 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dealership

1916, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2022

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“Dealership.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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