gas station


Definition of gas station

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

called also service station

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In February 2018, Visa wrote that only 59 percent of US storefronts were able to accept chip cards, not including ATMs and gas station pumps that have until 2020 to become EMV-compliant. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Why aren’t chip credit cards stopping “card present” fraud in the US?," 15 Nov. 2018 Long lines continued at gas stations in many parts of the country, but Lopez Obrador asked for patience and said things would soon be getting back to normal. Amy Guthrie, The Seattle Times, "Mexico president declares gains in fight against fuel theft," 14 Jan. 2019 At the same time, the company has rolled out ads at gas stations, in newspapers and on the radio touting Juul as a smoking cessation tool. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "Juul Hires Washington Insiders as Battle Shifts From Schoolyards to Capital," 5 Oct. 2018 The ratio of pay for CEO Gary Heminger to the median employee is 935-to-1, but take away the folks at the gas stations and the ratio drops to 156-to-1. Houston Chronicle, "Competition for top talent keeps pay scale high in oil industry," 13 July 2018 According to state police, the legal CBD gummy bears are sold at gas stations. Ruth Bruno,, "Killingly Mother Charged After Toddler Eats Marijuana-Laden Gummy Candies," 27 June 2018 The number and variety of newspapers that continue to exist—in tiny towns with populations in four figures, at gas stations in poor rural counties, and in villages clumped near each other—give hope to even the most pessimistic observer. The Economist, "Small-town American newspapers are surprisingly resilient," 21 June 2018 Stop procrastinating There were long lines at gas stations, store shelves were emptied, plywood was hard to find. David Whitley,, "Will Central Florida learn Irma's lessons?," 1 June 2018 Two men were arrested and charged with murder after three people were shot at Gastonia gas stations Saturday night, Gastonia police said. Jane Wester, charlotteobserver, "One killed, two more shot at Gastonia gas stations Saturday night | Charlotte Observer," 27 May 2018

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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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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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