body shop


Definition of body shop

: a shop where automotive bodies are made or repaired

Examples of body shop in a Sentence

My car is at the body shop having the dent in the door fixed.

Recent Examples on the Web

Both men still work their longtime professions: Mr. Fluet is a general contractor in New Jersey and owns an auto body shop; Mr. Hynds is a real estate agent in Connecticut. Richard Morgan, New York Times, "The Inevitable Rise of the Gay Hooters," 21 June 2018 Tesla was still hand-building parts of the Model 3s, and the body shop wasn’t fully installed until September, according to people quoted in the article that were familiar with the situation. Aruna Viswanatha, WSJ, "Tesla Faces Deepening Criminal Probe Over Whether It Misstated Production Figures," 26 Oct. 2018 Surveillance footage broadcast by WHO-DT showed the driver parked Friday outside an auto body shop in what reportedly is a 2008 silver Honda Accord. Greg Norman, Fox News, "Mollie Tibbetts case investigators keeping details close to the vest, key questions remain unanswered," 31 July 2018 Musk also said body shops are being added to Tesla repair facilities. Russ Mitchell,, "Tesla turns back effort to remove Elon Musk from chairman seat; directors win new terms," 5 June 2018 Auto repair shops and auto body shops in the area have been alerted, said Melrose Police Chief Michael L. Lyle. Aimee Ortiz,, "Authorities searching for wrong-way driver involved in Melrose hit-and-run," 9 July 2018 And the body shop that reaped most of the payouts isn't even real — the company's address is a vacant lot in Little Haiti, according to Miami-Dade prosecutors. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "One Lexus, 10 crashes, none real. Rogue adjusters in Miami scammed GEICO, police say," 10 July 2018 In September 2016, two weeks before Mr. Alston was to go on trial, two masked men burst into Mr. Bishun’s auto-body shop, kidnapping him at gunpoint and later using a zip tie to strangle him. Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, "Days Before Murder Trial, Prosecutors Reveal a Missing Confession," 6 June 2018 Hodges Collision is now the largest independent body shop in the Houston area. Staff Reports, Houston Chronicle, "Business Briefs for the Week of July 13-20," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of body shop

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of body shop was in 1906

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English Language Learners Definition of body shop

: a place where the bodies of vehicles are repaired

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