truck stop


Definition of truck stop

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

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Police found Kessler, who went by the alias Jennifer Sybert, at a truck stop on May 16, First Coast News reports. Christine Pelisek,, "Florida Mom Missing Since Mother's Day Is Presumed Dead — and a Suspect Is Arrested in the Case," 22 May 2018 There’s even a busy truck stop at the Brooklyn exit off I-80 that investigators have identified as a place of interest. Matt Finn, Fox News, "Mollie Tibbetts investigators remain tight-lipped nearly a month after Iowa college student vanished," 15 Aug. 2018 For truck drivers in this part of Siberia, The Plate, the truck stop that marks the Vilyui highway’s northern end, is an island of comfort in a sea of snow. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, "From Siberia, an Unlikely Cry: ‘We Need Greenpeace Out Here!’," 26 Apr. 2018 Murray’s vehicle, which Egger had taken to a car wash after the murder, was found days later at a truck stop in Franklin, Ky., according to newspaper reports. USA TODAY, "Alabama executes man convicted of murdering his boss," 15 Mar. 2018 The bill also relaxes parking restrictions for the truck stop casinos. Julia O'donoghue,, "Louisiana Senate committee agrees to relax video poker regulations," 14 Mar. 2018 The company also made another bet on the United States economy with its purchase of a nearly 40 percent stake in Pilot Travel Centers, a truck stop operator. The New York Times, New York Times, "A Short Market Week, Walmart Earnings and Warren Buffett’s Letter," 18 Feb. 2018 States are enacting laws to ban the sale of fake urine, which retails for about $17 to $40 in head shops, truck stops and on the Internet, and is easy to purchase. Washington Post, "The Health 202: Why Cleveland is on the front lines of legal battle against opioid makers," 9 Apr. 2018 According to court records, at about 10:30 a.m. a deputy saw Ginther's truck stopped on County Road N.E. 1253 in rural Adrian, Mo., and tried to talk to him. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, "Bates County deputies shoot at truck during pursuit; 19-year-old driver charged | The Kansas City Star," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of truck stop

circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of truck stop

US : a restaurant that is near a highway and that is used especially by truck drivers

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