motor pool


Definition of motor pool

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

Examples of motor pool in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Witnesses at the motor pool said Guillen did not arrive with the paperwork. Kelsey Bradshaw, USA TODAY, "Texas woman tied to slaying of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen appears in court," 7 July 2020 After auditors questioned the use, Stapleton returned the vehicle to the motor pool in March 2019. Washington Post, "APNewsBreak: Records show Montana official’s vehicle misuse," 12 Oct. 2019 After auditors questioned the use, Stapleton returned the vehicle to the motor pool in March 2019. San Diego Union-Tribune, "APNewsBreak: Records show Montana official’s vehicle misuse," 12 Oct. 2019 The agency has put a freeze on an all non-essential spending to conserve cash, including computer and motor pool purchases, travel and training. oregonlive, "Failing forestry: Oregon Forestry Department faces financial crisis," 25 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of motor pool

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of motor pool was in 1942

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“Motor pool.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of motor pool

: a group of vehicles that are available for use

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