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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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 When the road melts, The Plate truck stop shutters for the summer. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, "From Siberia, an Unlikely Cry: ‘We Need Greenpeace Out Here!’," 26 Apr. 2018 She's also seen tiger cubs sold in Wal-Mart parking lots and other wild cats exchanged in truck stops or along interstate rest areas. Howard Ludwig, Daily Southtown, "Bobcat found living with convicted felon in Orland Park finds new home at Minnesota wildcat sanctuary," 30 Mar. 2018 In June alone, the truck stopped at events in Madison, Mineral Point, Appleton, West Bend, Neenah, Tomah and Verona. Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Retro UW-Madison delivery van hits road with myth-busting facts, Babcock ice cream," 13 July 2018

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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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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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