snack bar


Definition of snack bar

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

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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 Since 2012, the Great Pompeii Project, an ongoing conservation initiative funded largely by the European Union, has unearthed a stunning array of treasures, from a snack bar that served snails and fish to a sorceress’ kit. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, "‘Miraculously’ Well-Preserved Ceremonial Chariot Found at Villa Outside of Pompeii," 2 Mar. 2021 My mother drove my school bus and worked in the snack bar. Mark Heim |, al, "Deshaun Watson says he will clear name after lawyer claims QB ‘went too far’ with woman," 17 Mar. 2021 Unlike its big brother space meccas — Kennedy Space Center in Florida or Johnson Space Center in Houston — SpaceX’s bare-bones facilities don’t include a visitor center, souvenir shop or snack bar., "Express Briefing: SpaceX Starship chasers converge in South Texas," 21 Dec. 2020 In my hometown, the Saturday morning special at Bedford’s candlepin lanes in the early ’60s included three strings for 99 cents, with a coupon for a hot dog and soft drink at the snack bar. Globe Staff,, "In its birthplace of Worcester, candlepin bowling has gone extinct," 12 June 2020 The snack bar was partially excavated in 2019, leading to the discovery of a counter decorated with a fresco of a Nereid, or sea nymph, riding a seahorse, along with what appears to be a depiction of the restaurant itself. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ancient Pompeiians Stopped at This ‘Snack Bar’ to Feast on Snails, Fish and Wine," 30 Dec. 2020 They were found in a thermopolium — or snack bar — serving street food popular in A.D. 79. New York Times, "Snail, Fish and Sheep Soup, Anyone? Savory New Finds at Pompeii," 26 Dec. 2020 Bites: For every This Saves Lives snack bar sold, a malnourished child gets a meal, distributed through hunger relief organizations., "Express Briefing: Cornyn and Cruz stay true to party amid Trump’s election claims," 18 Nov. 2020 Those are being remodeled into a snack bar, recreational center and event space. Steve Rubenstein,, "New East Bay shoreline park and pier opens with accessible fishing and unusual views," 25 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of snack bar

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snack bar was in 1930

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1 Apr 2021

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“Snack bar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of snack bar

: a public place where small meals and snacks are served usually at a counter

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