car park


Definition of car park 

chiefly British

: a lot or garage for parking

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Someone broke the passenger side window of a car parked in the 1200 block of Hayes Avenue between 9:30 p.m. June 14 and 9:54 a.m. June 15. Staff Report,, "Police reports: Man stole wallet from woman as she rode the Blue Line in Oak Park," 22 June 2018 Someone entered a car parked in the 1100 block of Westgate Street and ransacked the interior between 5 p.m. July 7 and 9:05 a.m. July 8. Staff Report,, "Police: Oak Park resident robbed while walking on Austin Boulevard," 14 July 2018 Don’t leave your phone in the car A car acts like a greenhouse on a hot day — one recent study found that a car parked in the sun on a 95 degree day can reach temperatures of 116 degrees in just one hour. Billy Perrigo, Time, "6 Easy Ways to Keep Your Phone Safe in the Summer Heat," 22 June 2018 Also on the same date, someone entered an unlocked car parked in the driveway on Hunters Run and stole a Garmin GPS. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "GPS traces the trail of shooting, car break-ins in Brookfield and Oconomowoc, leading to three teens being charged," 24 Apr. 2018 The nightingale sang just before midnight, as if it were perched in the boughs of the dripping tree in the car park. Deborah Levy, The Cut, "The Cost of Living," 1 July 2018 In 2006, a city council in Sydney, Australia, used Mr. Manilow’s greatest hits to drive away local youths hanging out in car parks, revving their engines and annoying residents, according to a BBC News report. Kathleen A. Hughes, WSJ, "He Writes the Songs That Make the Neighbors Cry ‘No More Barry Manilow!’," 27 June 2018 Officials recommend that visitors arriving by car park in the Inspiration Point lot at the corner of Park Boulevard and President’s Way and take the free tram, which runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. John Wilkens,, "Annual festival Saturday celebrates 150th anniversary of Balboa Park's founding," 22 May 2018 Andres Escobar was 27 years old and the captain of his country, when he was fatally shot six times in the car park of a Medellin nightclub., "World Cup Countdown: 6 Weeks to Go - The Own Goal That Killed Andres Escobar," 13 May 2018

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First Known Use of car park

1926, in the meaning defined above

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