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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person who runs a business that also belongs to him or her. Also: (especially of a truck or taxicab) One who drives a vehicle that belongs to him/her.

Usage examples (33)
  • Today, only smaller owner-operator studios have staff engineers.
  • They're professional owner-operator drivers that work every single day.
  • Mr. Kwok: We are a traditional owner-operator, so by definition we're very long term.
  • He's Governor, not owner-operator of this state, he works for us, and in 2008 we need to fire him. for more
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