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body shop

noun

  1. a factory or machine shop in which bodies for vehicles, as automobiles, trucks, or the like, are manufactured, repaired, etc.
  2. Slang.
    1. an employment agency, school, or the like that provides large numbers of workers, trainees, recent graduates, etc., to fill entry-level jobs.
    2. a gym, health club, or the like where people may exercise, do bodybuilding, etc.
    3. a singles bar.


body shop

noun

  1. a place where the bodywork of motor vehicles is built or repaired


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Word History and Origins

Origin of body shop1

First recorded in 1950–55

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Example Sentences

They have long been the professional’s choice, particularly in auto body shops.

Air-powered random orbital sanders are typically found in professional auto body shops, where they are used for cleaning up large areas of filler before spraying.

Ciancia grew up in the Philadelphia suburb of Pennsville, New Jersey, where his father, who owns an auto-body shop, still lives.

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