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parking lot

noun
1.
an area, usually divided into individual spaces, intended for parking motor vehicles.
Origin of parking lot
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism
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  • His gaze remained fixed upon the Kohl limousine which was moving slowly down the street toward a parking lot.

    Clue of the Silken Ladder Mildred A. Wirt
  • As they came out and started across the parking lot, a man approached them.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
  • I parked it over by the garage on Young Street, and actually, well, it was on a parking lot there next to the garage.

    Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • They neared the entrance of the parking lot and Jerry motioned from behind a car.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • Eddie turned off the radio in the parking lot as the closing Dow-Jones' report was starting.

    New Apples in the Garden Kris Ottman Neville
British Dictionary definitions for parking lot

parking lot

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) an area or building reserved for parking cars Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) car park
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