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pit stop

Auto Racing. a stop in the pits during a race, in which a competing car receives gasoline, a change of tires, or other servicing or repair.
Informal. any brief stop, as during an automobile ride, so that one may eat, get a drink, use a rest room, etc.
a place where one makes such stops.
Origin of pit stop
1930-35 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for pit stop
  • However, the truck pit stop is usually spread out pretty far and the trucker aspect of it makes me a little leery.
  • Thus the water entering the toilet bowl after the pit stop is not in general the same water as was in the big coke.
  • The keys shall be properly identified, located near the pit stop switch and shall be accessible from the pit access door.
  • The driver pulls off for crucial last pit stop before the final push for the checkered flag.
British Dictionary definitions for pit stop

pit stop

(motor racing) a brief stop made at a pit by a racing car for repairs, refuelling, etc
(informal) any stop made during a car journey for refreshment, rest, or refuelling
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Slang definitions & phrases for pit stop

pit stop

noun phrase

A stop so that people may go to the toilet: Pit stop. Head run

[fr the pit stops made by racing cars for service, repair, rest, etc; possible pun on piss stop]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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