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Definition of "pit stop" []

  • Sports A stop at a pit for refueling or service during an automobile race. (noun)
  • Informal A brief stop for rest and refreshment, especially during an automobile trip. (noun)
  • Informal A place where such a stop is made. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pit stop" in a sentence
  • "Since she’d been driving, she’d washed her face with plain old liquid rest-room soap and water at the last pit stop in an effort to keep awake, which meant she had no defenses left."
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