rest area

noun

Definition of 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 Except the words appeared a large rectangular road sign—standard-issue cobalt blue, with a white border and white lettering, the kind that might point toward a rest area or share tourist information. Danny Freedman, Outside Online, 8 July 2022 The rest area for the pilots, which is separate from the one dedicated to the cabin crew, is close to the cockpit. Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 27 June 2022 Her body had been placed in a duffel bag and left along the banks of the Salmon River, about 75 to 100 yards from the rest area parking lot on the eastbound side of the highway. oregonlive, 12 Mar. 2022 Northbound vehicles are being diverted off the highway through the rest area parking lot and then right back onto I-75, according to the sheriff’s office. Jennifer Edwards Baker, The Enquirer, 19 Apr. 2022 The crash was reported just before 9 a.m. Tuesday between the exits for Liberty Way and Ohio 129 in Liberty Township and the rest area in Monroe, dispatchers say at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Jennifer Edwards Baker, The Enquirer, 19 Apr. 2022 Because each rest area has fewer than 20 parking spaces, many truckers park along the side of the highway. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, 4 Mar. 2022 Stranded by a blizzard, a young woman is forced to find shelter at a highway rest area with a group of strangers. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 25 Feb. 2022 Her vehicle was found at the I-90 rest area/truck stop, and some of her personal belongings were found on the beach along the Clark Fork River on the east side of Alberton Rock, prompting a massive search of the area. NBC News, 5 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rest area

1971, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

20 Jul 2022

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“Rest area.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rest%20area. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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