owner-operator

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

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. own up,
  2. owned,
  3. owner,
  4. owner-occupied,
  5. owner-occupier,
  6. ownership,
  7. ownership flat,
  8. owosso,
  9. owren's disease,
  10. owse

Origin of owner-operator

First recorded in 1955–60

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