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pit stop Syllabification: pit stop
Pronunciation: /ˈpit ˌstäp/

Definition of pit stop in English:


Auto Racing
1A stop in the pits for servicing and refueling, especially during a race.
Example sentences
  • We did a scheduled pit stop halfway through the race then made a brief stop for fuel near the end of the race.
  • I knew I was quicker, I knew that I should have to pit and therefore when I came out ahead of him at the last pit stop the race was done.
  • Chamberlain duly romped to a fourth victory and even had time for a quick pit stop in the opening race.
1.1A brief rest, especially during a journey.
Example sentences
  • So for example, you might have to spend 19 hours flying from Singapore to Los Angeles, with a brief pit stop in Tokyo.
  • The roads through the base have been closed to the public for around 90 years, but naval leaders opened the gates to allow the classic cars in for a brief pit stop before they returned to Helensburgh.
  • We called it a final truce and decided to find somewhere for a pit stop before leaving.
1.2 informal A place where one takes a brief rest during a journey.
Example sentences
  • The tour itself had two pit stops: the Mountain View Cemetery and the Vancouver Police Museum, also known as the old Vancouver morgue.
  • Their den rested more as a pit stop on the hallway stretch.
  • For him, high school is just a pit stop on the roadway to the rest of his life.
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