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

The 92,000 square foot swimming complex’s attractive features include a main pool, lap pool, baby pool, a diving well, snack bar and a meeting room. Oyin Adedoyin,, "Baltimore area pools that fit every mood," 25 June 2019 Visitors can easily spend hours on the 3-mile loop, which includes snack bars and rest areas. National Geographic, "Electrifying places to visit if you love science," 17 June 2019 There’s a small on-site snack bar and take-out food is available from nearby eateries. Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, "Movies under the stars: Where to see SF Bay Area outdoor flicks," 12 June 2019 My mind quickly calculates what $35 equals when divided into Rolling Stones albums and Fluffernutters at the school snack bar. John Brodie, Town & Country, "How to Talk to Your Children About Money," 29 Jan. 2019 Quick Bite Grab a panini at the snack bar in the Capitoline Museum, next to City Hall, with 360-degree views from the terrace (Palazzo dei Conservatori, William Sertl, WSJ, "Brief, Breezy and Foolproof Itineraries to 6 European Cities," 16 Jan. 2019 Storebought or homemade bars Nutrition and snack bars are another go-to for snacking on my travels. SELF, "Here’s What a Registered Dietitian Packs to Eat While Traveling," 15 Dec. 2018 In addition to racing, my father operated heavy equipment to groom the dirt track while my mother tended the snack bar. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Getting Run Over Couldn’t Stop Jimmie Johnson’s Rise to Nascar Champion," 14 Nov. 2018 Lake City Lions Second Saturday Flea Market SAT Antiques, vintage, trinkets, treasures, arts and crafts by 60 vendors, snack bar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Community calendar: Veterans Day events, International Auto Show, bazaars/sales and more," 7 Nov. 2018

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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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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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