a retail complex consisting of stores or restaurants in adjacent spaces in one long building, typically having a narrow parking area directly in front of the stores.
Origin of strip mall
First recorded in 1990–95
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Examples from the Web for strip mall
He went back for him the following day, stabbing him in a strip-mall parking lot.Serial Killer’s Twisted Logic: Allegedly Murdered Homeless Victims as Community Service|Christine Pelisek|March 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
New Jersey evokes a more suburban, strip-mall variety of cattiness, with press-on nails in place of claws.