gas station


Definition of gas station

: a retail station for servicing motor vehicles especially with gasoline and oil

called also service station

Examples of gas station in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When customers went without electricity for as long as a year after that storm, people died of heart attacks in line at gas stations. New York Times, "With Earthquakes and Storms, Puerto Rico’s Power Grid Can’t Catch a Break," 10 Jan. 2020 Vehicles formed long lines at gas stations and supermarkets, and traffic was gridlocked as highways reopened. Author: Tristan Lavalette, Anchorage Daily News, "Some flee, others restock before Australia’s wildfires grow," 2 Jan. 2020 Additional charges are expected to be filed for the gas station robbery. Fox News, "New Mexico Pizza Hut robbery suspect caught thanks to DNA from face-plant, cops say," 21 Dec. 2019 Dozens of investigators pursued things such as overheard conversations in bars, interviews with family members and co-workers, and an exhaustive effort to find surveillance footage at gas stations from Janesville to Superior. Bill Glauber, USA TODAY, "Jayme Closs investigation: Records detail close calls, bum leads and an astrologer," 21 Dec. 2019 State police are investigating after a Bentonville police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old suspect in a Bentonville gas station robbery late Friday, authorities said. Josh Snyder, Arkansas Online, "Police: Officer shoots, kills teen suspect in Northwest Arkansas robbery," 7 Dec. 2019 At gas stations that still had power, tanks went dry. Rachel Swan,, "Bay Area’s wild week: What we learned from fires, outages and evacuations," 3 Nov. 2019 In Butte County, where Paradise is located, people lined up at gas stations Tuesday morning to fill up their cars and portable containers with fuel for generators. San Diego Union-Tribune, "California faces historic power outage due to fire danger," 8 Oct. 2019 Others, including ConocoPhillips, Marathon Oil and Hess Corp., market their fuels at gas stations around the city and state. Kevin Rector,, "Fight over which court will hear Baltimore’s global warming lawsuit against oil and gas companies reaches Supreme Court," 2 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of gas station

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gas station was in 1925

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16 Jan 2020

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“Gas station.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gas station

US : a place where gasoline for vehicles is sold

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Kids Definition of gas station

: a place for servicing motor vehicles especially with gasoline and oil

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