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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Williams was seen wearing bright orange sandals in social media posts, similar to those worn by a man in surveillance images from the motorcycle dealership, according to court documents. Wayne K. Roustan,, "'Person of interest' identified in fatal shooting of rapper XXXTentacion," 27 June 2018 Several negotiators warned that competitors took money from dealerships and colluded on deals. Roy Furchgott, New York Times, "Professionals Make Car Buying Easy, but You Have to Shop Around," 12 Apr. 2018 Two years ago, however, the Supreme Court heard an appeal from the dealership and overturned the agency's rule. David G. Savage,, "In Encino case, Supreme Court denies overtime pay to service advisors at auto shops," 2 Apr. 2018 John Call, 31 years old, has sold Harleys at a dealership outside of Cleveland since 2016. Bob Tita, WSJ, "A Glut of Used Hogs Is a Drag on Harley-Davidson," 1 Oct. 2018 Car keys and seven vehicles were stolen from a lot at a car dealership entered by force. Lisa M. Bolton, Washington Post, "Prince William County," 27 June 2018 Anyone can spend $1 million within a few minutes at the Galleria or at a luxury car dealership. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "How to spend $1 million in Houston in one day on just experiences," 17 Apr. 2018 At auto dealerships in 48 counties of Virginia and North and South Carolina, Florence could destroy about 125,000 vehicles, Citi Investment Research analyst Itay Michaeli estimated in a note to investors. Paul Wiseman, Fox News, "Closed ports, lost power: How storm could hurt area economy," 13 Sep. 2018 Following an ownership change in January, the auto dealership Terry Lee Honda in Avon became Hare Honda. Michael Schroeder, Indianapolis Star, "Top Workplaces 2018: Hare Honda," 10 June 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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