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American plan

(in hotels) a system of paying a single fixed rate that covers room and all meals.
Abbreviation: AP.
Compare European plan.
Origin of American plan
1795-1805, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • american-plan and housekeeping accommodations are available in the park throughout the year.

    Sequoia [California] National Park United States Department of the Interior
  • His captor escorted him to a second-rate american-plan hotel and took him up to a room on the third floor.

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    Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
  • For week ends and holidays, american-plan reservations should be made in advance.

    Sequoia [California] National Park United States Department of the Interior
  • The american-plan rates range from $6.50 a day for a room, without bath, to $14 a day for de luxe accommodations for one.

    Glacier National Park [Montana] United States Dept. of the Interior
British Dictionary definitions for american-plan

American plan

(US) a hotel rate in which the charge includes meals Compare European plan
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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