snack bar


Definition of snack bar

: a public eating place where snacks are served usually at a counter

Meanings of Concession

Concession carries two very distinct meanings in English. It is commonly used to indicate something that has been conceded (as when the politician who loses a race gives a concession speech, or when someone makes a concession in an argument). In a completely different context, the word maybe be found in the phrase concession stand. Where does this last use come from? Were concession stands originally set up to settle arguments or elections? Hardly. The concession in concession stand denotes “a usually exclusive right to undertake and profit by a specified activity.” The phrase is first recorded in a classified ad seeking someone to work at a booth at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

Examples of snack bar in a Sentence

There's a snack bar at the pool where we can get nachos.
Recent Examples on the Web In 2002, the Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn moved into a Kassel housing complex and enlisted other residents to construct shacks that served as a snack bar, a library, a TV studio and venues for workshops. New York Times, 9 June 2022 Guests looking to grab a quintessentially Maine souvenir can check out the micro-store boutique, while those in need of some food can head to Picnic, a full-service snack bar. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 9 Mar. 2022 This adults-only resort in the Guanacaste area offers a range of dining options including several a la carte restaurants, an international buffet, snack bar, and lobby bar. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 11 May 2022 This year will be the first time for Panda Poolside to operate the snack bar and grill. Megan Rodriguez, San Antonio Express-News, 6 May 2022 In my latest tasting of snack bar food, Calabasas High has The Good Bar. Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2022 Working at a snack bar or as a camp counselor, lifeguard or a waiter are great options, and with hiring shortages, teens will be in demand. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2022 The first thing the city did was to restore the water line to the snack bar building. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Jan. 2022 But one day when Kyle was about 6, father and son were working the snack bar at a youth baseball field. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of snack bar

1930, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2022

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“Snack bar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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