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noun

one of a group of retail stores under the same ownership and selling similar merchandise.

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Origin of chain store

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for chain store

chain store

noun

one of several retail enterprises under the same ownership and managementAlso called: multiple store
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for chain store

chain store

One of many retail stores owned by a single corporation and offering similar products. Examples include Sears and Safeway.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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