[ oh-ner-op-uh-rey-ter ]
/ ˈoʊ nərˈɒp əˌreɪ tər /


a driver, especially of a truck or taxicab, who owns and operates a vehicle used to earn a living.
a person who both owns and operates a business.

Origin of owner-operator

First recorded in 1955–60
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