from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A shopping complex containing a row of various stores, businesses, and restaurants that usually open onto a common parking lot.
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- n. A shopping center consisting of a row of stores, typically with a parking lot in front, usually outdoors and along a road.
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- n. a mercantile establishment consisting of a row of various stores and business and restaurants along a road or busy street; usually opening on a parking lot
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“Mr. Darryl Miller of Sunnyvale was just pulling into the strip mall at Henderson and El Camino to drop off his dry cleaning when he was assaulted by a young woman who ripped the directional off his steering column.”
There was nothing to improve his mood when he explored the strip mall on the far side of the hotel: VIDEO, DELI, CRAFTS, POST OFFICE, FUDGE again, and GENERAL.
Clinic—‘Therapeutic Body Works’—in a strip mall out on Hidden Well Road.
I ate dinner at Noonan’s, an unassuming place in a strip mall in Larkspur Landing with a virtual library of booze, the biggest back bar I have ever seen.
In Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., a fifteen-acre section of downtown that included an abandoned shopping mall built as part of a 1970s urban-renewal project and a strip mall has been converted into a lifestyle center called Rockville Town Square.