an area, usually divided into individual spaces, intended for parking motor vehicles.
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Origin of parking lot
An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
Words nearby parking lot
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Example sentences 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.
Out in the parking-lot, the hawkers were putting their stalls back together as best they could.
British Dictionary definitions for 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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