truck stop


: a facility especially for truckers that is usually by a highway and that includes a diner, fuel pumps, and a garage

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Enlarge / No, not Radiator Springs, but a rendering of Greenlane's electric truck stop. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 28 Apr. 2023 When thieves broke into a Brink’s tractor-trailer and stole millions of dollars of jewelry in a late-night heist last month at an Interstate 5 truck stop, one of the drivers was asleep in the vehicle’s sleeping berth, the company says. Elvia Limón, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2022 Lynn Nottage’s comedy about a truck stop’s kitchen crew of formerly incarcerated folks whose return to the outside world involves a quest for the perfect sandwich. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 3 Sep. 2021 Deer feeder from a truck stop? Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 19 June 2020 After their parents divorced, the brothers spent years together in Coldfoot, where their father ran a truck stop. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Mar. 2023 Playwright Lynn Nottage explores life after incarceration for a group of spirited men and women, working in the kitchen of a bustling truck stop. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2023 One episode takes her to a New Mexico truck stop. A.a. Dowd, Chron, 25 Jan. 2023 While making a pitstop in Daleville, Indiana, the couple turned a truck stop's snack aisle into their personal runway. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 17 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of truck stop was circa 1951

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Cite this Entry

“Truck stop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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