deal·er·ship | \ˈdē-lər-ˌship \

Definition of dealership 

: an authorized sales agency an automobile dealership

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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 Police were alerted to people breaking into the dealership, in the 5300 block of Airline near Tidwell, around 2:30 a.m., said Lt. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Police nab four suspects in burglary at north Houston car dealership," 11 July 2018 Keen, then 27, had been working for Warren’s used car dealership, Bargain Motors Inc. of West Palm Beach, helping to repossess cars. Chuck Weber,, "Evidence photos shed light on notorious killer clown case," 4 July 2018 In 2014, SoCal Penske Dealer Group took over the Drew Ford dealership, a La Mesa staple that started in 1927 under businessman Elmer Drew. Karen Pearlman,, "Iconic La Mesa dealership, the Roundhouse of Values, being demolished," 26 June 2018 His girlfriend got hit in the face with concrete, Ohio cops say Haggling at a car dealership, man got belligerent. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "Teacher helped lead Future Business Leaders of America. He stole $52,000 from them, Ohio cops say," 19 June 2018 The Mercedes dealership, located on the site since 1964, moved to Scottsdale in 2016. Catherine Reagor, azcentral, "Central Phoenix Mercedes dealership property turned into new apartments," 8 June 2018 At the Indian Motorcycle dealership, a day before the official ride out of USAG Stuttgart, the German shop owner Bodo Hayden calls everyone to gather round. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Beer and Bikes in the Black Forest—And All for a Good Cause," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of dealership

1916, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dealership

: a business that sells a specified kind of product

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