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

  • n. An establishment that sells fuel for trucks and usually maintains a restaurant for truck drivers.

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  • n. A roadside service area, usually consisting of a restaurant and fueling station and sometimes a motel or hotel, where drivers of long-haul trucks can stop to refuel, eat, and rest.

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

  • n. a roadside service station (and restaurant) that caters to truck drivers


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  • We either want a truck stop waitress who’s a little overweight and sort of freakish, or we want voyeuristic shots of Britney Love Aguilera3 on a private beach in Italy.

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  • In the distance, Trint spotted the welcome glow of lights at a truck stop and decided to pull off the road and grab a bite to eat while he waited to see if the weather would break or turn into an icy blizzard that would shut down the roads until morning.

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  • It’s just a flyspot on the atlas, not even a real truck stop there.

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