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.
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Origin of rest stop
First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for rest stop
the US name for lay-by (def. 1)
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