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parking lot

an area, usually divided into individual spaces, intended for parking motor vehicles.
Origin of parking lot
An Americanism dating back to 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • As they came out and started across the parking lot, a man approached them.

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  • They neared the entrance of the parking lot and Jerry motioned from behind a car.

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  • In the parking lot, Rick ran to open the trunk so Scotty could stow the bags.

  • The two walked off into the darkness toward the parking lot.

  • We got into the parking lot of a closed summer motel with a number of other travelers.

British Dictionary definitions for parking lot

parking lot

(US & Canadian) an area or building reserved for parking cars Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) car park
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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