from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A designated area, usually along a major highway, where motorists can take a break from driving.

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  • noun A place on the interstate where one can stop to use the restroom, rest or do other things.

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  • noun designated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily


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