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 The affected Mach-Es were manufactured prior to February 3, and owners of the affected vehicles can have the issue resolved at a dealership. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, "12-Volt Batteries in Some 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-Es Are Dying, Leaving Owners Stranded," 9 Apr. 2021 With nearly 300 employees at the dealership, the menu of breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches and smoothies are a welcome addition. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Florida car dealer adds Ford's Garage restaurant — and others want one too," 5 Apr. 2021 According to police, Miller attempted to buy a car at a dealership on the 7100 block of Lincoln Avenue using fraudulent information and then fled from police. Pioneer Press Staff,, "Lincolnwood police: Evanston man ticketed for kicking, damaging vehicle in traffic," 15 Mar. 2021 The shooting occurred on Good Friday and Kuznik and Tomola were at the dealership late closing up for the day, prosecutors said. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Prosecutor drops charges against final man accused in 2017 Cleveland car dealership double murder," 11 Feb. 2021 The classic dealership model has been under threat in recent years. Morgan Korn, ABC News, "More consumers are shopping online for cars. Can dealerships keep up?," 28 Mar. 2021 Now, the chip shortage has caught up with vehicle supply at the dealership level and the trend isn't likely to change any time soon. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, "Global Chip Shortage Means Thinner New-Car Supply, Higher Prices," 27 Mar. 2021 Eventually, Dezerland plans to include a dealership. Trevor Fraser,, "Despite its prize collection of cars, Dezerland attraction in Orlando still needs some work, owners say," 25 Mar. 2021 His grandfather owned a prosperous Buick dealership in Brooklyn, where his father was the service manager. Washington Post, "Ronald DeFeo Jr., whose slayings of family members launched ‘The Amityville Horror,’ dies at 69," 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of dealership

1916, in the meaning defined above

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12 Apr 2021

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“Dealership.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dealership

: a business that sells a specified kind of product

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