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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
First recorded in 1915-20
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  • When he has trouble on his car, he takes the car to a service station.

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

  • He marched out of the plastic igloo and ran toward the service station.

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  • It was late in the morning when he found the service station.

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  • We found a service station there and left our battery and got another one.

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

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  • He wants six gallons at a time, with a service station every few miles.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • That looks like the jacket that was picked up by the officer behind the Texaco service station, behind the cars parked on the lot.

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  • Once hidden from their eyes, he could cut back and head for the underground entrance to the service station.

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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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