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chain store

One of a number of retail stores operating under the same brand name and selling similar merchandise.
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chain store

(Commerce) one of several retail enterprises under the same ownership and management. Also called: multiple store
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chain′ store`

a retail store that is part of a chain.
[1905–10, Amer.]
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Noun1.chain store - one of a chain of retail stores under the same management and selling the same merchandise
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
chain - (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
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(tʃein) noun
1. a series of (especially metal) links or rings passing through one another. The dog was fastened by a chain; She wore a silver chain round her neck.
2. a series. a chain of events.
to fasten or bind with chains. The prisoner was chained to the wall.
chain mail
armour made of iron links.
chain store
one of a series of shops (often department stores) under the same ownership.
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