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service station

noun
1.
Also called gas station. a place equipped for servicing automobiles, as by selling gasoline and oil, making repairs, etc.
2.
a place that provides some service, as the repair of equipment, or where parts and supplies are sold, provided, dispensed, etc.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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Examples from the web for service station
  • Get an independent service station inspection before buying, of course.
  • When doing a long trip, he can pull into a service station and sleeps in his own cab.
  • In many cases, your local service station will recycle your oil for you.
  • If neither option exists nearby, find a local service station or mechanic that accepts used oil for recycling.
  • Longer shipping routes, more refined gas, and more convenient service station locations are all culprits in higher gas prices.
  • When rubbing alcohol wouldn't ignite the pair, the youths went to a local service station for gasoline, which worked.
  • Today he has forty-eight buses and owns a service station and a fourteen-unit apartment building.
  • Residents couldn't even get gas for their vehicles because service station pumps weren't working without electricity.
  • However, with good design and the help of a service station you could be in and out in minutes.
  • Then it would be a matter of making sure you had a membership in the service station chains that you liked.
British Dictionary definitions for service station

service station

noun
1.
a place that supplies fuel, oil, etc, for motor vehicles and often carries out repairs, servicing, etc
2.
a place that repairs and sometimes supplies mechanical or electrical equipment
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