pit-stop

pit stop

noun
1.
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.
2.
Informal. any brief stop, as during an automobile ride, so that one may eat, get a drink, use a rest room, etc.
3.
a place where one makes such stops.

Origin:
1930–35

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pit stop
 
n
1.  motor racing a brief stop made at a pit by a racing car for repairs, refuelling, etc
2.  informal any stop made during a car journey for refreshment, rest, or refuelling

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