from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A retail establishment at which motor vehicles are refueled, serviced, and sometimes repaired. Also called filling station, gas station.
- n. A business or branch of a business where services, especially repairs, can be obtained.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a filling station, gas station or petrol station; a facility selling fuel for road motor vehicles
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a business where automobiles may be serviced and repaired, usually also having a gasoline vending apparatus, in which case it is also called a gas station or gasoline station. Facilities for repair of automobiles but without a gasoline dispensing function are commonly called
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a station where gasoline and oil are sold and facilities are available for repairing or maintaining automobiles
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Anyway, here it was, my senior year, and Bill was home and something was wrong with his little car and we took it to this service station that sat on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Slatton.
As a backup strategy, Id planned on stopping at the service station on the outskirts of Como and asking my gruff overalled friend there.
And so I walked down to Slappy Drive—a main street in Albany—walked down to a service station to a pay phone, and called my momma and daddy.
If I went to work with him in the garage, on went the gray jumpsuit and matching service station cap, my name stitched in red script on each.
There was even an old emerald green Honda parked outside Rooster’s service station with a FOR SALE sign on it for just a couple of hundred more.
Finally I heard my name paged over the loudspeaker and walked over to the customer service station feeling like a lost little kid.