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filling station

noun
1.
service station (def 1).
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  • One of the eight-foot treads loomed over that station, descended upon it—and the filling-station was no more.

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  • There had been a filling-station for gyrocars close by the place where the artillery-train had been wrecked.

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British Dictionary definitions for filling-station

filling station

noun
1.
a place where petrol and other supplies for motorists are sold
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Slang definitions & phrases for filling-station

filling station

noun phrase

A very small town; jerkwater town (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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