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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 of service station
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • Many of them may not think of telephoning for such service, and even if they do, they might call up some other service station.

  • The service station's name should appear somewhere on the battery.

  • We inquired at the service station and found that the brown car had stopped for gasoline nearly an hour before.

    The Campfire Girls Go Motoring Hildegard G. Frey
  • When he has trouble on his car, he takes the car to a service station.

  • Somewhere between Figures 136 and 142 is a layout for any service station.

  • It must have been taken off in the service station where we had the carburetor adjusted.

    The Campfire Girls Go Motoring Hildegard G. Frey
  • Go to the service station handling the make of car you drive and have it done there.

    If You're Going to Live in the Country Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  • Once hidden from their eyes, he could cut back and head for the underground entrance to the service station.

    Acid Bath Vaseleos Garson
  • The extra-terrestrials had repaired the blue ship where the service station atomic ray had struck.

    Acid Bath Vaseleos Garson
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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