service station


Definition of service station

2 : a place at which some service is offered

Examples of service station in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The future is in a Shell gas station in the sleepy Silicon Valley suburb of Campbell, Calif. Customers who walk into the service station's adjacent convenience store to buy Kettle Chips and Arizona Ice Tees never deal with human cashiers. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Amazon Go’s Cashierless Stores Have a New Rival," 20 Dec. 2019 As the carnage unfolded, another person was injured at a service station when the suspect almost cut off a man's nose and an employee at a nearby Subway restaurant was stabbed to death. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "'Pure evil': Suspect in California stabbing attacks that left 4 dead was 'full of anger,' police say," 8 Aug. 2019 The incident took place July 30 at roughly 9 p.m. at the Swift service station at the corner of Gessner and Tanner. Michelle Iracheta, Houston Chronicle, "Bloody body of man found in gas station parking lot in Spring Branch," 31 July 2019 Tobacco products were stolen from a service station entered by breaking the front glass door. Washington Post, "Crime reports for Anne Arundel and Howard counties and for Annapolis," 6 Nov. 2019 The Michigan Secretary of State is installing new self-service stations across the state for vehicle tab renewals, including inside some Kroger stores. Bisma Parvez, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan Secretary of State self-service stations now available at select Kroger locations," 2 Dec. 2019 The ban, which Cuyahoga County approved in May, would prohibit grocers, service stations, drug stores, convenience stores, and other type of retail outlets from providing disposable bags at checkout. Phillip Morris, cleveland, "America must stop being a Turkey and suffocating itself with cheap plastic bags: Phillip Morris," 27 Nov. 2019 Some areas of the South, including parts of the Houston area, have gasoline costs below $2 per gallon at select service stations, especially for those willing to pay cash for a discount. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Fuel prices falling again as holidays approach," 18 Nov. 2019 That’s one reason so many service stations have fired their mechanics. NBC News, "Electric vehicles pose 'real risk' for autoworkers, with fewer parts — and jobs — required," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of service station

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Jan 2020

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“Service station.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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