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filling station
 
n
a place where petrol and other supplies for motorists are sold

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filling station definition


  1. n.
    a liquor store. (From an old name for an automobile service station.) : Please stop at the filling station and get some suds on your way home.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
When the hydrocarbons have all been converted, pull into a filling station and
  swap for a full converter.
It, too, could be recharged rapidly at a roadside filling station.
The road tax regime becomes complicated as any home connected to gas is a
  potential filling station.
He had almost run out of fuel and was forced to break into a filling station.
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