Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To park (a vehicle) parallel to the curb; -- contrasted with angle-park.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. park directly behind another vehicle

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Examples

  • " Like Smart cars but smarter, " says Mr. Bennett, because Daimler AG ' s two-seater Smart ForTwo minicars, though shorter than meter-maid cars, have to parallel-park because they have four wheels.

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  • C-MAX also has a power-operated rear liftgate, five seats in the main cabin and two smaller seats in the third row, twin sliding doors and active park assist, a special system that will automatically parallel-park the car.

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  • Though newly licensed by the state of Pennsylvania to drive a car, Eisenhower had not been dexterous enough to parallel-park the huge Chrysler Imperial.

    Going Home to Glory

  • Just think about how you have to use mental rotation when you are lost in a new city and trying to figure out where you are located relative to a particular street on a map, or whether your car will fit in a small space where you want to try to parallel-park it.

    Choke

  • Yes, dear readers, I had to parallel-park a sixteen-foot moving truck on a busy city street.

    Mission Accomplished

  • A $2,200 add-on to the new Toyota Prius hybrid car allows the car to parallel-park itself, using a sensor array.

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  • The upcoming 2007 Lexus LS, for instance, offers a system that enables the car to parallel-park itself, while the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has an optional cruise control system that can sense traffic ahead of you and automatically bring your vehicle to a complete stop.

    Gadgets On The Go

  • A moment later, she executed a careful parallel-park maneuver between two cars on Bryant, right outside Susie's.

    The 5th Horseman

  • At the main entrance of the campus, I parallel-park my rental car and fill a meter with quarters.

    Still Waters

  • C-MAX also has a power-operated rear lift gate, five seats in the main cabin and two smaller seats in the third row, twin sliding doors and active park assist, a special system that will automatically parallel-park the car.

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