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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Over the last decade, Indian Americans have launched trucking schools, truck companies, truck washes, trucker temples and no-frills Indian restaurants modeled after truck stops back home, where Sikhs from the state of Punjab dominate., "Today: Biden on the Defensive," 28 June 2019 The truck stopped a couple of blocks later to drop off a passenger but then continued driving. Breanne Kovatch,, "Man arrested after allegedly leading police on N.H. chase, then barricading himself in truck," 25 June 2019 Protesters scream, then the truck stops and then lurches forward. Edward Fitzpatrick,, "R.I. attorney general has interviewed more than 30 witnesses in Wyatt Detention Facility probe," 21 Aug. 2019 When the pickup hit the median wall, the truck stopped moving and the flames grew bigger, engulfing the vehicle. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Video shows truck engulfed in flames rolling down I-94 in Macomb County," 2 Aug. 2019 For the first time in several years, there is a push to change regulations for several forms of gambling in Louisiana -- including sports betting, video poker, race tracks, truck stops and riverboat casinos. Julia O'donoghue,, "John Bel Edwards' 2018 session speech: How much time did each issue get?," 13 Mar. 2018 In this Friday, May 11, 2018, photo released by the South Jordan Police Department shows a traffic collision involving a Tesla Model S sedan with a Fire Department mechanic truck stopped at a red light in South Jordan, Utah. Fox News, "Police report says Tesla on Autopilot sped up, didn't warn driver before hitting parked firetruck," 25 May 2018 For example, Pilot Flying J, one of the largest truck stop operators in the United States, is investing $500 million to renovate existing travel centers, including bathroom and facility upgrades. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "Highway rest stops, travel plazas are better than ever," 25 Feb. 2018 This week, as the truck stopped outside his house, Dima ran up and Vesi got out to greet him., "Autistic Oregon boy finds treasure in friendship with garbage truck driver," 31 July 2019

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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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