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rest area

Syllabification: rest ar·e·a

Definition of rest area in English:

noun

North American
A roadside area with restrooms and other facilities for the use of motorists.
Example sentences
  • He glanced at a sign and realized that he was approaching a rest area.
  • It is well worth pausing at the rest area as you approach Lake Tekapo to enjoy the view and take photographs.
  • These were posts with government offices, lounges, restaurants, snack booths and all the facilities that you would find in a rest area along today's modern highways.
Synonyms
rest stop, picnic area, stopping place
informal pit stop

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