strip mall


: a long usually one-story building or group of buildings housing several adjacent retail stores or service establishments

Examples of strip mall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About four hours later, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office received calls about another fire, this time at a strip mall a mile away from the preschool. Charmaine Patterson, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024 Investigators determined that the fire at the church and the strip mall were both set with an ignitable liquid, like gasoline, and then a lighter, authorities said. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2024 At a strip mall that houses a liquor store and a butcher shop, Pascalis Ntlele, a 58-year-old A.N.C. volunteer who lives in the area, was hanging out with community members in the parking lot. John Eligon Prentice Onayemi Anna Diamond Devin Murphy, New York Times, 21 May 2024 Firefighters found the strip mall fully engulfed on one end. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for strip mall 

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of strip mall was in 1977

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“Strip mall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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