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

Examples of truck stop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The actress is already garnering raves as the titular Clyde in Pulitzer-winning author Lynn Nottage's dramedy set in a truck stop sandwich shop — named after Aduba's no-nonsense, chain-smoking owner — that employs former convicts. Lester Brathwaite,, 25 Nov. 2021 In the kitchen of the truck stop diner that gives the play its title, the cooks making the sandwiches have all served time. Jesse Green, New York Times, 23 Nov. 2021 Authorities believe she was last seen alive at a nearby truck stop, asking directions to a Texas prison farm, CBS Minnesota reported. CBS News, 11 Nov. 2021 Craig was supposed to meet the seller, a stranger, at the truck stop. Craig Silverman, ProPublica, 22 Sep. 2021 Her vehicle was found at the I-90 rest area/truck stop, and some of her personal belongings were found on the beach along the Clark Fork River on the east side of Alberton Rock. NBC News, 13 Sep. 2021 The company also announced plans this year to create hydrogen fuel stations with truck stop powerhouse TravelCenters of America. Alan Ohnsman, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Cleveland Browns owner and truck stop maven James A. Haslam III, normally a Republican donor, gave $2,900. Bloomberg, Arkansas Online, 18 Oct. 2021 George Stone had his engine running around 7 a.m. at the truck stop in Campo, getting ready to deliver a forklift and other construction equipment to the National City Marine Terminal, where it was destined for Hawaii. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of truck stop

circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of truck stop was circa 1951

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8 Dec 2021

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“Truck stop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of truck stop

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


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