rest area


: an area adjacent to a highway at which restrooms and refreshments are usually available

Examples of rest area in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The only downside to using the keyboard is that there's a lot of deck or wrist rest area below it; the hard-angled front edge sometimes dug uncomfortably into my wrists. Mark Knapp, PCMAG, 30 May 2024 One of the best spots for early autumn leaves in Arashiyama, the villa also has a rest area where matcha tea and unique sweets are served. John Clifford, Travel + Leisure, 20 Apr. 2024 In situations like this, the focus is always on dignity: The person might be moved to a crew rest area, or even to first class, where there’s likely to be more space, in the form of a spare seat, where the body can be discreetly placed. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Feb. 2024 At the turn of the 20th century, the oasis town became a rest area for wagon trains and a stop on the new railroad connecting Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Chris Carra, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Feb. 2024 The closure of the busy rest area affected many travelers who use I-17; ADOT estimated more than 1 million people stop at Sunset Point each year. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 18 July 2023 Just two days earlier, a Greyhound bus had slammed into three semi-trucks parked along a rest area ramp in Illinois. Kris Van Cleave, CBS News, 7 Oct. 2023 The American Trucking Associations says drivers are forced to park in such areas because there is only one rest area parking space for every 11 trucks on the nation's roads. Kris Van Cleave, CBS News, 25 Sep. 2023 Hurricane Hilary updates:Storm downgraded to Category 3 One current I-10 construction project extends about 13 miles through hilly desert terrain from east of Indio to the Cactus City rest area. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 19 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rest area was in 1971

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“Rest area.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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