rest stop


noun

a stop made, as during a motor trip, to allow passengers to stretch their legs, use rest rooms, get refreshments, etc.
a rest area, as a roadside parking or picnic area.

Nearby words

  1. rest energy,
  2. rest home,
  3. rest mass,
  4. rest on one's laurels,
  5. rest room,
  6. rest-cure,
  7. rest-home,
  8. restage,
  9. restart,
  10. restate

Origin of rest stop

First recorded in 1970–75

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British Dictionary definitions for rest stop

rest stop

noun

the US name for lay-by (def. 1)
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