motor pool


: a group of motor vehicles centrally controlled (as by a governmental agency) and dispatched for use as needed

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Globe reported in a separate incident this week that a worker was arrested and charged with keeping an AR-15 ghost gun in his locker in the motor pool building of the Zambarano campus in Burrillville. Brian Amaral,, 9 Dec. 2022 Additionally, there are 45,000 square feet of former motor pool, woodworking and metalworking buildings for mill and wardrobe. Peter Caranicas, Variety, 26 Oct. 2022 The officer told him to head over to the motor pool. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 26 Apr. 2022 Kove, aka John Kreese, checked out the 5th Marine Expedition’s motor pool of armored vehicles, shouldered an assault rifle and hopped aboard a Humvee and a military vehicle equipped with a 50-caliber gun turret. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Mar. 2022 Even before the United States entered World War II, Army brass knew there was a deficiency in the U.S. motor pool: Our trucks were too big for quick, stealthy movement. Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2022 That is down from 44,289 motor pool trips and nearly 6.2 million miles in 2019. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, 1 Jan. 2022 No one was hurt, but Army motor pool car driver Pfc. Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2021 Witnesses at the motor pool said Guillen did not arrive with the paperwork. Kelsey Bradshaw, USA TODAY, 7 July 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of motor pool was in 1942

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Cite this Entry

“Motor pool.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2023.

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