owner-operator

[ oh-ner-op-uh-rey-ter ]

noun
  1. a driver, especially of a truck or taxicab, who owns and operates a vehicle used to earn a living.

  2. a person who both owns and operates a business.

Origin of owner-operator

1
First recorded in 1955–60

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