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filling station

noun
1.
service station (def 1).
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Examples from the Web for filling station
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  • "Well of all the places for a filling station," exclaimed Davy.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • "But you'll have to meet me at Carter's filling station," she cautioned.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • Already the trucker was starting to pull away from the filling station.

    Dan Carter Cub Scout Mildred A. Wirt
  • Finally, soaked and muddy, they reached the filling station.

    Dan Carter Cub Scout Mildred A. Wirt
  • “That was sure some storm,” he remarked to the filling station man.

    Dan Carter Cub Scout Mildred A. Wirt
  • There was a filling station, a garage, some taverns, and a ten-cent store.

    The Skull Philip K. Dick
  • The other five were a filling station owner, a dentist, a toolmaker, an electrical appliance dealer and a printer.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • “This is a regular cloudburst,” the filling station attendant remarked, watching the rain pelt against the window.

    Dan Carter Cub Scout Mildred A. Wirt
  • Brad stood nervously drumming his fingers against the wall of the filling station, thinking matters over.

    Dan Carter Cub Scout Mildred A. Wirt
  • “Saul Dobbs is a careless, shiftless sort,” the filling station man replied with a shrug.

    Dan Carter Cub Scout Mildred A. Wirt
British Dictionary definitions for filling station

filling station

noun
1.
a place where petrol and other supplies for motorists are sold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for filling station

filling station

noun phrase

A very small town; jerkwater town (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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