parking lot


noun

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

  • Around the ride, the market-stalls were coming back, rebuilt from a tower of fresh-sawed lumber stacked in the parking-lot.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow
  • Out in the parking-lot, the hawkers were putting their stalls back together as best they could.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for parking lot

parking lot


noun

US and Canadian an area or building reserved for parking carsAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): car park
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