a person, group, or company to whom a concession has been granted, especially to operate a subsidiary business or service: a popcorn concessionaire at a baseball park.
- Also con·ces·sion·er [kuhn-sesh-uh-ner]. /kənˈsɛʃ ə nər/.
- sub·con·ces·sion·aire, noun
- sub·con·ces·sion·er, noun
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How to use concessionaire in a sentence
The labor shortage has hit the food concessionaires at US airports.An airport executive warns its concessionaires not to steal one another’s employees | Michelle Cheng | June 29, 2021 | Quartz
It’s also the reason we were able to keep our concessionaire and have them solicit a new design-build contractor.Meet the Maryland transit official responsible for getting the Purple Line built | Katherine Shaver | May 7, 2021 | Washington Post
The private concessionaire managing the project has said it plans to have a new contractor hired by September.Maryland businesses hurt by Purple Line construction eligible for $2.5 million in aid | Katherine Shaver | April 15, 2021 | Washington Post
Like the park hotels listed below, these are operated by an outside concessionaire.
The state took over some subcontracts after the companies’ initial contractor quit, but most work won’t resume until the concessionaire hires a new contractor.Maryland will pay Purple Line firms $100 million by Dec. 31 under legal settlement | Katherine Shaver | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
The concessionaire and the contractor are the modern representatives of ghouls and vampires of old-world romance.Critical Studies | Ouida
Often the concessionaire himself is chief magistrate of his kingdom by law.The Andes of Southern Peru | Isaiah Bowman
In the regions of fancy Macedoine was an incomparable inspiration; in business I preferred the unimaginative concessionaire.Captain Macedoine's Daughter | William McFee
Jealousy of the foreign concessionaire—who flourished so markedly under the Diaz regimen—is a further element in disorder.Spanish America, Its Romance, Reality and Future, Vol. 1 | Charles Reginald Enock
The stands were empty, and not a person—tourist or concessionaire—was in sight.Delayed Action | Charles Vincent De Vet
British Dictionary definitions for concessionaire
someone who holds or operates a concession
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