Definition of dealership in US English:

dealership

noun

  • An establishment authorized to buy and sell specific goods, especially motor vehicles.

    with modifier ‘his family owns a car dealership’
    • ‘Before you call or visit a local dealership, make sure that you've done a few hours of research first.’
    • ‘When the dealership was sold in 1983, the new owners kept him on, making him general manager.’
    • ‘But the owner of the auto dealership called police and reported the car stolen.’
    • ‘He managed to get his dealership to thrive despite breaking ground in a new area with no prior client base or sales performance.’
    • ‘He also owned several other dealerships, selling the Dodge, Chevrolet, and Pontiac brands.’
    • ‘They're defending their decision to close hundreds of dealerships across the country.’
    • ‘Right now he owns 18 dealerships in the Washington DC area.’
    • ‘Trading standards officers visited seven dealerships and found that beneath the cars' highly-polished paintwork lurked multiple breaches of safety regulations.’
    • ‘According to some media reports, the owner of the dealership was connected to the criminal underworld.’
    • ‘In 1984, the largest dealership network included 550 retail outlets.’

Pronunciation

dealership

/ˈdilərˌʃɪp//ˈdēlərˌSHip/