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motor pool

a standby fleet of motor vehicles available for temporary use by appropriate personnel, as at a military or governmental installation.
Origin of motor pool
An Americanism dating back to 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They turned into the gate of the motor pool and nodded to the sentry at the gate.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • All they have to guard are the supply room where the marsuits are kept and the motor pool of groundcars.

    Rebels of the Red Planet Charles Louis Fontenay
  • That necessitated another search, but at last they found the motor pool.

    Rebels of the Red Planet Charles Louis Fontenay
  • At 1:00 A.M., the tower exploded and the motor pool gate fused into an impassible puddle of blue-hot molten metal.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • Sometimes at night we would have an alert drill and drive all the vehicles from the motor pool into the pine woods.

  • Ferguson turned into the walk leading to the motor pool and Martin swung into step beside him.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • The motor pool exit opened into a quarter-mile wide tunnel sloping gently down into the bowels of the great city.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • Carrying the other three marsuits, he went down the corridor to the motor pool.

    Rebels of the Red Planet Charles Louis Fontenay

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