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general dealer

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Definition of general dealer in English:

noun

(In South Africa) the keeper of a rural or township store.
Example sentences
  • On April 15, 1875, a young British immigrant opened his first general dealer's store in the village of Pretoria.
  • The eastern portion of the square became a produce and general dealers ' market, while the western half was a cattle market.
  • A mix of businesses operate from this prime location, including general dealers, dry cleaners, a bookstore, fast-food stores, clothing shops and pubs.

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