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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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  • Around the ride, the market-stalls were coming back, rebuilt from a tower of fresh-sawed lumber stacked in the parking-lot.

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  • Out in the parking-lot, the hawkers were putting their stalls back together as best they could.

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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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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