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

  • noun Sports A stop at a pit for refueling or service during an automobile race.
  • noun A brief stop for rest and refreshment, especially during a road trip.
  • noun A place where such a stop is made.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Auto Racing) A stop by one of the competing cars in a pit by the side of the racetrack, to take on gasoline, change tires, or perform other maintenance.
  • noun Any pause in a journey, to eat or drink, or to use a rest room.
  • noun A place where one may make a pit stop[1 or 2].

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun motor racing A stop made during an automobile race at the pit to refuel and perform other periodic maintenance on the vehicle.
  • noun A brief stop for fuel, rest and/or refreshment during an automobile journey.
  • noun A stop during any pedestrian or automobile travel for any utilitarian personal purpose, especially use of a bathroom.
  • noun A place that offers food, beverages, and other goods and services for those stopping on an automobile journey.
  • noun A utilitarian stop on a figurative journey.

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

  • noun a stop during an automobile trip for rest and refreshment
  • noun a brief stop at a pit during an automobile race to take on fuel or service the car


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Literally, a stop at the pit of an automobile race track.


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  • From auto racing, generally refers to taking a break for rejuvenation.

    January 22, 2008