body shop


: a shop where automotive bodies are made or repaired

Example Sentences

My car is at the body shop having the dent in the door fixed.
Recent Examples on the Web The middle room of the studio is something else entirely — an aquarium showroom, a body shop, a hobbyist’s wonderland. Travis Diehl, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2023 My studio had a pair of skinny windows that faced onto a noisy gas station and body shop, but Celeste’s unit received bright southeastern sun and opened directly into a secret garden. Natasha Li Pickowicz, Bon Appétit, 3 Nov. 2022 The two-story bar and restaurant, which was previously an auto body shop, opened in 2016 after a $2 million renovation. Claire Ballor, Dallas News, 9 Mar. 2023 His father now runs an auto body shop in Illinois, and his mother formerly worked for a bank. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Feb. 2023 Take the car to an independent auto body shop and ask the mechanic to perform a used car inspection. Elizabeth Rivelli, Car and Driver, 3 Feb. 2023 The applicant is Benjamin Zheng, who works at an automobile body shop in the Tenderloin. St. John Barned-smith, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Jan. 2023 Alford, owner of an auto body shop in Etowah County, was arrested March 29 in Alabama and charged with entering a restricted building or grounds and disorderly conduct. Carol Robinson |, al, 4 Jan. 2022 Perez owns an auto body shop in Bloomington, a community south of Fontana, that was the beneficiary of hundreds of thousands of dollars in Forest Service contracts that prosecutors contend were structured in a way to bypass competitive bidding requirements. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of body shop was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Body shop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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