comfort station

noun

Examples of comfort station in a Sentence

a theme park abundantly supplied with comfort stations
Recent Examples on the Web More public bathrooms are in parks than in any other type of place, yet New York — with just 0.8 comfort stations per 10,000 residents — brings up the rear among U.S. cities. New York Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News, 5 June 2024 Cecily Alcantara’s family is in terrible danger: her fifteen-year-old son, Abel, has disappeared, and her youngest daughter, Jasmin, is confined in a basement to prevent being pressed into service at the comfort stations. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 1 May 2024 Strang designed the gate houses, golf club, comfort station, and eight signature homes in the community. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 15 Apr. 2024 There are also more than 5 miles of hiking trails, tennis courts, playgrounds, a climbing rock, picnic tables and comfort stations at the park. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 8 Feb. 2024 Some gas stations aren’t as well equipped as the comfort stations on Discovery golf courses. Mark Kazlowski, Dallas News, 12 May 2023 There were also comfort stations with generators ready at Avalon City Hall, the high school gym and Tremont Hall, a community gathering center, where residents could have charged their phones and laptops if the island had lost power. Jaclyn Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2023 The park is slated to include multi-purpose sports fields, basketball courts, playgrounds, dog off-leash areas, walking and biking paths, comfort stations and concession stands. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Aug. 2023 Drinks were discreetly served from the basement, the first floor transformed into a trolley line comfort station, the second floor functioned as a gambling area and the third floor housed a brothel. Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 31 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of comfort station was circa 1913

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“Comfort station.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/comfort%20station. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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