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 For the past nine years, the Park Board has had an agreement that allowed troopers to use a small space in the headquarters building at 2117 West River Road N. as a rest area. Editorial Board, Star Tribune, "A voice of reason on misguided Park Board silliness," 26 Apr. 2021 The girl was discovered mid-morning on Dec. 10 by a motorist who had stopped at the rest area along the H.B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor. oregonlive, "Nearly 200 tips reviewed in case of young girl’s remains found along riverbank, still no identification," 19 Mar. 2021 The rest area is located along a densely wooded stretch of Oregon 18. oregonlive, "Nearly 200 tips reviewed in case of young girl’s remains found along riverbank, still no identification," 19 Mar. 2021 Geddert’s body was found at a roadside rest area in Clinton County, Mich., the State Police said in a statement on Twitter. New York Times, "Gymnasts’ Abusers ‘Were Buds and Protected Each Other’," 26 Feb. 2021 State police troopers found the body of the man, John Geddert, who died by suicide, in a rest area off an interstate at 3:24 p.m. ET in Grand Ledge, Michigan, said Kelly Rossman-McKinney, a spokeswoman for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. NBC News, "Former U.S. gymnastics coach dies by suicide after he was charged with sex crimes," 26 Feb. 2021 He was supposed to appear in an Eaton County court, near Lansing, but his body was found at a rest area along Interstate 96, according to state police. Time, "Former U.S. Olympics Gymnastics Coach Dies by Suicide After Being Charged With Sex Crimes," 26 Feb. 2021 He was supposed to appear in an Eaton County court near Lansing, but his body was found at a rest area along Interstate 96, according to authorities. NBC News, "'The worst human being': John Geddert accuser Sarah Klein says she doesn't feel closure," 26 Feb. 2021 Michigan State Police said Geddert's body was found at the rest area off an interstate in Clinton County at 3:24 p.m. Victoria Albert, CBS News, "Former U.S. Olympic gymnastics coach dies by suicide after he was charged with human trafficking and sex crimes," 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of rest area

1971, in the meaning defined above

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9 May 2021

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“Rest area.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rest%20area. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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rest area

noun

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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