snack bar

noun

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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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, museicapitolini.org). 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 The road emptied into the parking lot for Fort Bearizona, a more conventional zoo with exhibits, a snack bar and the gift shop, which features a faux cave formation across the ceiling. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Bearizona: Top things to do at drive-thru wildlife park in Williams," 12 July 2018 Peppermint Craft Fair: Over 80 booths of arts, crafts, bakery, raffles, and snack bar sponsored by Muskego Woman’s Club, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Fall and winter festivals, fairs and other events in Wisconsin," 13 Oct. 2017 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, BostonGlobe.com, "Diary of a beachgoer," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of snack bar

1930, in the meaning defined above

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snack bar

noun

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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