motor pool


Definition of motor pool

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

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After bootcamp at Fort Indiantown Gap in Pennsylvania, she was stationed at Virginia’s Fort Belvoir and served in the motor pool. Yvonne Wenger,, "Virginia Catherine Ruth, a corporal in the Women’s Army Corps, dies," 4 Aug. 2019 No one was hurt, but an Army motor pool car driver for McCornack General Hospital, Pasadena, escaped probable death only by a bit of quick driving action. Scott Harrison,, "From the Archives: Santa Fe locomotive goes through wall," 22 June 2018 For all their popularity, compact crossovers are some of the dullest-driving vehicles in the national motor pool. Car and Driver, "2018 10Best Trucks and SUVs: The Best Models in Every Segment," 30 Jan. 2018 Period photographs confirm that Hitler rode in it on numerous locations, although the German High Command’s motor pool had a fleet of several similar vehicles. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Hitler's Mercedes spotted near Seattle," 9 Mar. 2018 Her contribution during was to serve in the motor pool for the Office of Civil Defense, a non-military effort to prepare Americans for attack. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "For 100-year-old Noblesville woman, McDonald's is always on the menu," 18 Dec. 2017 The commissioners aim to create a central motor pool for county vehicles by taking over garage operations, which Commissioner Mike Repay, D-Hammond, said could save money on fuel and maintenance costs. Craig Lyons, Post-Tribune, "New Lake sheriff asks council for budget leeway," 18 Sep. 2017 The proposal contained in the budget is pulling from a variety of departments, Repay said, and any savings should the motor pool plan move forward won't be seen right away. Craig Lyons, Post-Tribune, "Commissioners propose central garage for county vehicles," 1 Sep. 2017 Dernulc said if the motor pool proposal needs changes, the sheriff should talk to the board of commissioners. Craig Lyons, Post-Tribune, "'I can't let them down': New Lake County sheriff settles into role," 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of motor pool

1942, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of motor pool

: a group of vehicles that are available for use

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