Definition of Pit stop

1. Noun. A stop during an automobile trip for rest and refreshment.

Generic synonyms: Layover, Stop, Stopover

2. Noun. A brief stop at a pit during an automobile race to take on fuel or service the car.
Generic synonyms: Layover, Stop, Stopover

Definition of Pit stop

1. Noun. (motor racing) A stop made during an automobile race at the pit to refuel and perform other periodic maintenance on the vehicle. ¹

2. Noun. A brief stop for fuel, rest and/or refreshment during an automobile journey. ¹

3. Noun. A stop during any pedestrian or automobile travel for any utilitarian personal purpose, especially use of a bathroom. ¹

4. Noun. A place that offers food, beverages, and other goods and services for those stopping on an automobile journey. ¹

5. Noun. A utilitarian stop on a figurative journey. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pit Stop

pit and fissure caries
pit and fissure sealants
pit bull
pit bull terrier
pit bulls
pit lane
pit lanes
pit of atlas for dens
pit of head of femur
pit of stomach
pit of the stomach
pit out
pit prop
pit run
pit stop (current term)
pit viper
pit vipers
pita bread
pitahaya cactus

Literary usage of Pit stop

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Falling from Heights by Chris F. Needham (2007)
"... the total test time to approximately thirty minutes—a lovely little half-hour pit stop to be repeated six more times over the course of the experiment. ..."

2. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"... of the borrow pit. Stop 5: Early Pleistocene Alluvial Fan Remnant, Elev. 1430 m The elevated, planar surface that we climbed after crossing Catalina ..."

3. Magisterial Cases by Great Britain Courts, Great Britain Court of Criminal Appeal (1905)
"And he can, by ceasing to send this filthy matter down this channel to the catch-pit, stop any nuisance arising Whether he chooses to put a stop to it by ..."

4. Adventure Guide to Oklahoma by Lynne M. Sullivan (1999)
"Make a pit stop in Kenton when you leave Black Mesa. The Kenton Mercantile, "S 580-261-7447, on SH-325, has been a well-known provision spot in this area ..."

5. Glimpses of Three Coasts by Helen Hunt Jackson (1886)
"... if they 're na pit stop to." And she shook her fist vindictively at a puffing trawler which had just pushed away from the wharf. ..."

6. Rediscovering America: Exploring the Small Towns of Virginia & Maryland by William J. Burnham, Mary K. Burnham (2002)
"Leesburg is a pit-stop on the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail, and is popular with bikers who love the paved, 100-foot-wide rail-to-trail that runs ..."

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