strip mall


Definition of 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 Among the killings added to the case is the death of Santiago Octavio Martinez, 40, who was lured to a 99 Cents store in a South El Monte strip mall one evening in September 2016, according to the indictment. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2021 Alford’s restaurant is located in a teeny strip mall on US. Matt Wake |, al, 18 Aug. 2021 Roughly the size of a strip mall, ‘Oumuamua was first seen as a dot on a telescope image four years ago. Seth Shostak, Scientific American, 29 July 2021 The crash was reported around 8:45 a.m. in a strip mall on Black Mountain Road near Twin Trails Drive, San Diego police said. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 June 2021 Last month, a close reading of social-media posts and of a German wrestling-results site suggested that there could soon be such a show at a strip mall on Staten Island. Dan Greene, The New Yorker, 24 May 2021 On a recent day, Menassera was tag teaming with his uncle Mustafa Manassra, who opened the restaurant in a lowkey strip mall on Northern Avenue near the I-17. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 10 May 2021 The owner of the Costa Verde shopping center opposite Westfield UTC plans to demolish its 31-year-old strip mall and replace it with something tailored to fit the coming-soon trolley terminus that connects to the property. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Sep. 2020 Casa Bonita's 85-foot-tall (26-meter-tall) pink clock tower stands out in the otherwise nondescript strip mall. Thomas Peipert, ajc, 13 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of strip mall

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of strip mall was in 1977

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16 Sep 2021

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“Strip mall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of strip mall

: a long building that is divided into separate shops which usually have outside entrances and which share a parking lot


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