from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See rest area.

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

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


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  • I met him at a rest stop over on the turnpike — New Stanton. "

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down

  • Around noon, I gave up waiting for a rest stop and hauled dehydes out of my pack for lunch, and right after we ate, we came to a creek, which Bult crossed without even looking in, and a handful of silvershims.

    Futures Imperfect

  • Bult might have calmed down, but he still wasn't levying fines, even though the rest stop had been on a hillside covered with sandblossoms, and two or three times I caught him glaring at me from under his umbrella.

    Futures Imperfect

  • Did he visit that rest stop whose name I love, Buttonwillow?

    Life As We Know It

  • The normal driving time from Los Angeles to my house in Kensington is seven hours, maximum, unless you pull over at every McDonald’s and rest stop and Road S-741 to ask yourself what on earth you’re doing.

    Life As We Know It


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