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.

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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 Mcneill was sitting in his Toyota Tundra outside a friend’s auto body shop in East Baltimore on March 14, 2014, when a masked man approached and began banging on a door. Meredith Cohn, Washington Post, "After being shot, Baltimore police officer spends four years recovering in hope of returning to duty," 7 Apr. 2018 Tesla installed 1,028 robots in its Fremont body shop, roughly one-third of which were uniquely hung upside down so the company could cram more into the Fremont space. Susan Pulliam, WSJ, "Elon Musk Races to Exit Tesla’s ‘Production Hell’," 27 June 2018 In 2011, the arrow directed people to Auto City, a neighborhood body shop quietly catering to a steady stream of sputtering dented vehicles. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Divisadero has become SF’s most prolific new restaurant neighborhood," 8 June 2018 New authorized body shop repair locations are being set up in the top 10 metropolitan areas in the US, and Musk even promised the shops would be able to do same-day body repairs. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Musk promises manufacturing, self-driving, battery breakthroughs—and profits," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of body shop

1906, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of body shop

: a place where the bodies of vehicles are repaired

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