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 Two main zippered compartments are large enough to hold most mobile phones, a passport, travel medicine, cables, earbuds, mini toiletries, snack bars, and more. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 19 Oct. 2023 There are a 24-hour gym, on-site bar, coffee shop and snack bar located within the hotel. Detroit Free Press, 16 Aug. 2023 There are six more bedrooms with full baths for each, two conference rooms that can double as game areas, and a large snack bar complete with wine cooler cabinets, a professional ice cream maker and an ice cream display refrigerator. Ryan Conner, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2023 Its facilities include a bathhouse and a snack bar. Jack Schnedler, Arkansas Online, 13 June 2023 Parent-approved and loved by both adults and kids alike, these snack bars are perfect for a hot summer’s hike. Ashley Martens, Redbook, 10 May 2023 Zephyr cast votes from a statehouse snack bar because several people occupied the bench. Amy Beth Hanson and Matthew Brown, Anchorage Daily News, 2 May 2023 The hotel offers express check-in/out, dry cleaning and laundry service and has an on-site bar and restaurant, a snack bar, gift shop, hot tub and pool. Detroit Free Press, 16 Aug. 2023 Things like setting up the snack bar, ordering mouthpieces, learning who the returning players were, how to get new helmets. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snack bar was in 1930

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“Snack bar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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snack bar

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

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