food court


Definition of food court 

: an area within a building (such as a shopping mall) set apart for food concessions

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Gun goes off at mall food court Holiday shoppers were stunned when a .38-caliber handgun went off in the Castleton Square Mall food court in Indianapolis at about 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2001, a Sunday. Indianapolis Star, "6 times someone accidentally fired a gun in public in Indiana," 27 June 2018 The escalator for the food court is right next to the sportsbook. Ed Barkowitz,, "Comparing the sportsbooks at Atlantic City's Borgata and Ocean Resort ahead of the World Cup final," 11 July 2018 Holiday Treasures will be located in 4,000 square feet on the lower level near the food court. Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Southridge Mall adding three new businesses in June," 30 May 2018 Features juried artists, food court, beer booth, games, cake booth, children’s fun zone with bouncies, pet contest, entertainment and fireworks (Wednesday 10 p.m.). Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "BOOM! 15+ Fourth of July events that'll have you cheering for America," 28 June 2018 Live music, kids activities, food court, raffles and more. Luann Gibbs,, "Summer festivals guide 2018," 21 June 2018 Libertyville Days: Enjoy carnival rides, a parade, local bands, arts and crafts fair, children's entertainment, food court, beer garden. Lake County News-Sun, "Calendar: Summer Arts Festival this weekend in Lake Bluff," 11 June 2018 Bay Area KidFest Three days of live entertainment including racing pigs, pedal tractor pullers, science and history shows, children’s activities, food court, arts and exhibitor booths and more. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Memorial Day and other events," 24 May 2018 Planned renovations, scheduled to be mostly finished by the holiday retail period later this year, include upgrades to the food court and additional seating for shoppers seeking a break from commerce. Brooke A. Lewis, Houston Chronicle, "What are those white domes near Katy?," 13 Mar. 2018

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1979, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of food court

: an area within a building (such as a shopping mall) where there are many small restaurants that share a large area of tables for their customers

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