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chandlery

Line breaks: chand|lery
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɑːndləri
 
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Definition of chandlery in English:

noun (plural chandleries)

1The shop or business of a chandler.
Example sentences
  • The days fly by with prolific shopping trips to outdoor equipment specialists, chemists, chandleries, map shops and book stores.
  • The businesses related to these sectors like taxi drivers, grocery stores, day charters and chandleries will suffer as well.
  • Numerous suppliers like Budget Marine and Marine Warehouse, plus smaller chandleries, make a boater's life ashore slightly easier.
1.1 [mass noun] Goods sold by a chandler.
Example sentences
  • Frankie Byrne is the local of supplier of nets and chandlery in the area.
  • They supplied crab pots and general chandlery.
  • He now runs a successful net and chandlery business with the assistance of his wife Rita as secretary.

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