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.

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Delaware Park drew dozens of bettors, many clutching paper betting sheets and scrutinizing the odds board that fills a wall next to a snack bar. Kate King, WSJ, "Delaware Cashes In on Sports Betting," 5 June 2018 Part guidebook, part sketch pad, part future treasured diary, its maps impart crucial information, such as whether the beach boasts a shower, snack bar, boardwalk, or boat ramp. Marni Elyse Katz,, "Diary of a beachgoer," 28 June 2018 In categories like snack bars and yogurt, the shift in market share to alternatives with less sugar and more protein has been dramatic. Aaron Back, WSJ, "What’s Working and What’s Not in the Supermarket?," 7 June 2018 Memorable meal: Parkside in Stinson Beach includes a cafe, fast-food snack bar and espresso kiosk., "Detours worth taking on your next road trip," 20 May 2018 Bell was chatting before a party in West Hollywood to celebrate her other business -- This Bar Saves Lives -- a line of snack bars co-founded by Bell and fellow actors Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell and Ravi Patel. Kavita Daswani,, "Why 'The Good Place's' Kristen Bell says she's 'obsessive about food'," 15 June 2018 For the cocktail hour, aka the 19th Hole, Turkey and Wolf created snack bar classics, including club sandwiches. Sue Strachan,, "Hogs for the Cause Hoggyshack dinner a winner," 24 Apr. 2018 Her mom, who is in remission and lives in Washington, D.C., works with her daughter at the snack bar twice a week. Jess Nocera, Laurel Leader, "Order’s up at three new restaurants in Laurel," 5 July 2018 Imagine having this place as your friendly neighborhood snack bar? Kara Baskin,, "How to eat like a local in the North End," 3 July 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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to reject or criticize sharply

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