- an area, usually divided into individual spaces, intended for parking motor vehicles.
Origin of parking lot
An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
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Examples from the Web for parking lot
Out in the parking-lot, the hawkers were putting their stalls back together as best they could.
Around the ride, the market-stalls were coming back, rebuilt from a tower of fresh-sawed lumber stacked in the parking-lot.
- US and Canadian an area or building reserved for parking carsAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): car park
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