pit stop


pit stop

noun

: a stop for fuel and minor repairs during a car race

: a short stop during a journey for rest, food, or to use a bathroom

: a place for making such a stop

Full Definition of PIT STOP

1
:  a stop at the pits during an automobile race
2
a (1) :  a stop (as during a trip) for fuel, food, or rest or for use of a restroom (2) :  a temporary deviation from a direct or usual course <a career pit stop … where he worked temporarily in between TV jobs — Mark Lorando>
b (1) :  a place where a pit stop is or can be made
(2) :  an establishment providing food or drink

Examples of PIT STOP

  1. We made a pit stop for some food before getting back on the highway.
  2. This little town is an ideal pit stop between the two cities.

First Known Use of PIT STOP

1932

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