deal·​er·​ship | \ˈdē-lər-ˌship \

Definition of dealership 

: an authorized sales agency an automobile dealership

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For me, that meant driving the McLaren back to the dealership in downtown Chicago on a Friday morning. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Nine things I learned from driving a supercar for three days," 9 Nov. 2018 Whitten begged his parents to drive down to the dealership and enter. Nicole Brodeur, The Seattle Times, "You know that red sports car you saw around Redmond? It sold for a record $48 million," 25 Oct. 2018 Want to climb inside a Mustang and see what the red leather interior looks like without going to a dealership? Zachary Palmer, Popular Mechanics, "The 10 Best Sites to Buy and Sell Your Car Online," 7 Aug. 2018 The motorcycle maker shipped 241,498 bikes to U.S. dealerships last year, the lowest number in six years. Stephen Hudak,, "Harley-Davidson sales slip but loyalty is strong among Leesburg Bikefest throngs," 27 Apr. 2018 Paola Pellizzari, who owns a nearby art dealership, told Reuters news agency. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Seattle Times, "Paris tries a solution to peeing on historic streets: open sidewalk urinals," 14 Aug. 2018 In video taken from an overpass on Route 46 in Little Falls, located about 20 miles west of New York City, several cars can be seen floating away down the Peckman River in Passaic County from the parking lot of a dealership. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "New Jersey flash floods send cars floating down river, piling up against bridge," 12 Aug. 2018 The category assessed the number of car dealerships, auto-repair shops, car washes, gas stations and parking lots/garages per capita. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "Driving in Atlanta is painful — but it’s far from the worst," 11 July 2018 Zuzo immediately picked up a strong scent and tried pulling Fundakowski into the woods behind the dealership, a Facebook post by Seekonk police said. Katie Camero,, "Zuzo the police dog returns from sick leave and helps catch 2 Rehoboth burglary suspects," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of dealership

1916, in the meaning defined above

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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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