parking lot

noun

Definition of parking lot 

: an area used for the parking of motor vehicles

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This has pushed some employees to spend months sleeping in the parking lot. Brittany Meiling, The Seattle Times, "Would you rent a bed by the hour? ‘Napping pod’ startup targets exhausted workers, students," 12 Dec. 2018 The shooter was in a relationship with O’Neal, and confronted her in the parking lot before shooting her, according to the Tribune. German Lopez, Vox, "Mercy Hospital shooting in Chicago: what we know," 20 Nov. 2018 Eventually, officials set up a temporary polling place in the parking lot. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Voters Across the Country Are Running Into Issues at the Polls," 6 Nov. 2018 The tunnel began in January 2017 in the parking lot of SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "The Boring Company’s first tunnel is all dug up," 17 Nov. 2018 At least this incident occurred here and not in the parking lot of Tootsie’s Cabaret. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "It's Not Just Human Drivers—Machines Have Blind Spots, Too," 21 Sep. 2018 Wednesday's Sun-Times had a somber story by Fran Spielman about Brandon Krueger, a 36-year-old police officer who committed suicide last Sunday while sitting in his squad car in the parking lot of the Calumet District station. Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader, "News / Politics / Poverty / Race Father Pfleger, top cop Johnson, and a tinge of hope for the city’s future," 13 July 2018 His body was found hours later, despite his efforts to reach 911, in the parking lot of Seven Hills School. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "City to launch 'Smart911' allowing citizens to create an emergency profile," 11 July 2018 That's when officers found a person in the parking lot of TUFT, which is a furniture store, who had been shot. charlotteobserver, "Bar employee shot early Wednesday, seriously injured in Plaza Midwood," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of parking lot

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parking lot was in 1924

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parking lot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of parking lot

: an area outside a building for parking cars, trucks, etc.

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