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 In April 2019, an ancient eatery known as a thermopolium (akin to a modern-day snack bar), where patrons could get drinks and hot food, was discovered among the city's ruins. Fox News, "Some Vesuvius victims 'baked' for hours as they died, shocking find reveals," 26 Jan. 2020 In 1959, a group of undergraduates at the University of Detroit sneaked two records into a jukebox in the snack bar at the Student Activities Building: one was silent, and the other played a short beep every fifteen seconds. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "The Restorative Pause of Silent Record Week," 9 Jan. 2020 At a snack bar in the back of a general store, the Frito pie comes as a single serve bag of corn chips smothered with chilli, cheese and onions. Stephanie Emma Pfeffer,, "The Best Pie in Every State and Washington, D.C.," 27 Sep. 2019 Another possible culprit is snacks or beverages—like energy or snack bars and certain sports drinks—that contain sugar alcohols in place of sugar. Jenny Mcco, SELF, "So You Pooped Your Pants on a Run. Here’s How to Make Sure It (Probably) Doesn’t Happen Again," 12 Dec. 2019 The cafe contains a board-game store, a snack bar and two large rooms for gameplay that host about 50 people at rows of tables. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Al-American Board Game Cafe opens in Middleburg Heights," 26 Nov. 2019 United pulled out 20 seats to create more space for first-class travelers and amenities, like a self-service snack bar and extra luggage storage. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Daywatch: Teachers union and city strike optimistic chords, a patient safety plan for pharmacies and Founders Brewery faces fallout in Chicago," 25 Oct. 2019 Bonus: Supplement your dinner with a big chicken Caesar salad from the snack bar for just $3.99. Mike Sutter,, "Top 5 rotisserie chickens from San Antonio grocery stores," 23 Sep. 2019 There is one snack bar and the selection is minimal and starchy. Michael Shapiro, Longreads, "Book of Lamentations," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of snack bar

1930, in the meaning defined above

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4 Feb 2020

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“Snack bar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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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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