pit stop

noun
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of pit stop

1 : a stop at the pits during an automobile race
2 a (1) : a stop (as during a trip) for fuel, food, or rest or for use of a restroom
(2) : a temporary deviation from a direct or usual course
  • a career pit stop … where he worked temporarily in between TV jobs
  • —Mark Lorando
b (1) : a place where a pit stop is or can be made
(2) : an establishment providing food or drink

Examples of pit stop in a Sentence

  1. We made a pit stop for some food before getting back on the highway.

  2. This little town is an ideal pit stop between the two cities.

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First Known Use of pit stop

1915


PIT STOP Defined for English Language Learners

pit stop

Definition of pit stop for English Language Learners

  • : a stop for fuel and minor repairs during a car race

  • : a short stop during a journey for rest or food or to use a bathroom

  • : a place for making such a stop


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