rest area


Definition of rest area

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

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Visitors can easily spend hours on the 3-mile loop, which includes snack bars and rest areas. National Geographic, "Electrifying places to visit if you love science," 17 June 2019 Emily Johnson, a 20-year-old member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, stood waiting for more Army-green cots to arrive in one of the rooms that’s been designated as a rest area for migrants. Obed Manuel, Dallas News, "Here’s how Oak Lawn United Methodist is preparing to receive asylum seekers from El Paso on Saturday," 6 June 2019 Thomas Brill was arrested at an Interstate 4 rest area near Longwood, where a security guard called deputies to report Brill for asking customers for gas money, authorities said. Michael Williams,, "Inmate at Seminole County jail dead in apparent suicide, authorities say," 3 June 2019 On the rose-and-white model, the palm rest area and space around the keyboard are covered with a very nice fiberglass-like weave that gives it a bit of texture and makes for a little bit softer edge. Scott Gilbertson, Ars Technica, "The 2018 XPS 13 Developer’s Edition—Have it your way on a “just works” Linux laptop," 12 Dec. 2018 The deputy, 28-year-old Jaime Morales, underwent a second surgery following the confrontation late Tuesday at a rest area along Interstate 75 in Scott County, just north of Lexington — Kentucky's second-largest city. Bruce Schreiner, Fox News, "Kentucky troopers: Deputy shot at rest stop, suspect killed," 12 Sep. 2018 On the Boeing 757-200 model aircraft, like the one flown from Newark to Glasgow, one of the 16 lie-flat business class seats is reserved for as the crew rest area, according to The Points Guy. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "United pilot seen sleeping during flight was following FAA regulations, reports find," 13 Sep. 2018 Some remained in their 18-wheelers along the highways, while others moved their vehicles to rest areas. Washington Post, "Empty stores, shuttered gas posts in Brazil truckers’ strike," 26 May 2018 Going south, the next rest area is past Cincinnati at exit 181 near Florence, Kentucky. Cameron Knight,, "I-71 rest stops near Lebanon closed until 2019," 8 May 2018

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1971, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rest area

US : an area next to a highway where people can stop to rest, use the bathroom, get food, etc.

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