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 area is remote, no cell service or snack bars, although Howse is plainly visible from lonely Icefields Parkway, which bisects Banff just a few miles from the mountain. Nick Heil, Outside Online, "The Tragedy on Howse Peak," 28 Aug. 2019 The sports park features a covered playground, a snack bar and baseball fields as well as batting cages, picnic areas and a walking path. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Barona, Sycuan gearing up for annual powwows," 8 Aug. 2019 The popular summer fundraiser will feature 50 antique, vintage and craft dealers, a snack bar and tours of the Clague House Museum. Carol Kovach,, "This weekend’s River Days features fun for all ages: West Shore Chatter," 9 July 2019 At the end of the road, Hermits Rest is a faux frontier cabin (host to a gift shop and snack bar) fashioned by Colter in 1914. Joe Yogerst, National Geographic, "Everything to know about Grand Canyon National Park," 15 Mar. 2019 The two founders of protein snack bar Rxbar put only $10,000 of their own money into the business and sold to Kellogg for $600 million in 2017. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "When Tech Investors Venture Off Course: Silicon Valley Makes a Mess in the Kitchen," 14 June 2019 The box office, on the east side of Lincoln Memorial Drive just south of MooSa's, the former Northpoint Custard snack bar at 2272 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, opens at 9 a.m. Friday through Sunday, as do the entrances to VIP and reserved seating. 2. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "When the Thunderbirds will soar and 6 more things you should know about the Milwaukee Air & Water Show," 3 Feb. 2019 In the Boathouse, the snack bar offers the same mix of the down-home and urbane. Alec Scott, Sunset Magazine, "Lake Effect: On Reviving a Family Tradition with Your Closest Friends," 22 Jan. 2018 Standout amenities: An all-day snack bar, underground parking (unheard of in this neighborhood), and a rooftop deck with views of downtown should appeal to both locals and tourists. Fortune, "How New Nashville Hotels Are Bucking the Airbnb Trend," 20 July 2019

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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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