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 Surveillance video showed him arriving in the Impala at the body shop around 5 p.m., detectives said. Jeff Weiner,, "Pregnant woman ‘stalked,' 'targeted’ before fatal Orlando shooting, cops say," 13 Nov. 2020 Boothman grew up in the Detroit area, where his father operated an auto body shop. Tim Evans, The Indianapolis Star, "Drug error at Eskenazi Hospital killed prominent cancer researcher. Here's how it happened," 30 Oct. 2020 The body shop is in Hamtramck and the general assembly belongs to Detroit. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "GM's Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant renamed 'Factory ZERO' amid shift to all-electric," 16 Oct. 2020 The film was mainly shot in Oak Cliff, where Elizondo was born and raised, with filming taking place at a gas station, car wash and body shop. Jeremy Hallock, Dallas News, "Merced Elizondo wants to put Oak Cliff on HBO," 22 Oct. 2020 Gibbons called an auto body shop, and the owner told her to get the car there as soon as possible. Lee Roop |, al, "She parked near her ‘Biden’ signs, so they painted ‘Trump’ on her car," 17 Oct. 2020 Police are investigating after a man was reportedly found chained and badly beaten Monday in the parking lot of a Little Rock body shop. Josh Snyder, Arkansas Online, "Police: Man, 49, found beaten, chained at Little Rock body shop," 7 Oct. 2020 Six collector cars stolen this week from a St. Paul body shop have been recovered and police continue to search for the people who took them. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, "Police recover six collector cars stolen from St. Paul body shop," 2 Oct. 2020 Get an estimate for that job down at the local body shop. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Rolls-Royce’s $400,000 Attempt at a Low-Key, ‘Minimalist’ Sedan," 30 Sep. 2020

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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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24 Nov 2020

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“Body shop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of body shop

: a place where the bodies of vehicles are repaired

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