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

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 Then, Basaldu and Rios drove to an area near some brush farther south of the truck stop, where a dozen immigrants ran out of the bushes and into a waiting Honda Pilot driven by Rios and into a Honda Accord driven by Basaldu, the affidavit said. Guillermo Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, "Two charged over 12 immigrants found on the South Side," 30 Mar. 2018 Semi trucks lined up at the Flying J truck stop in Midland on May 29. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Hot Commodity in the Shale Boom: Truckers," 8 June 2018 Typically, when a new man camp or truck stop opens in Pecos, the town’s mayor, Venetta Seals, shows up to cut the ribbon. Jeffrey Ball, Fortune, "Photographing The Permian Basin," 25 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'truck stop.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of truck stop

circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about truck stop

Share truck stop

Statistics for truck stop

Last Updated

16 Dec 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for truck stop

The first known use of truck stop was circa 1951

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for truck stop

truck stop


English Language Learners Definition of truck stop

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

More from Merriam-Webster on truck stop

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with truck stop

Comments on truck stop

What made you want to look up truck stop? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


marked by shyness and lack of polish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!