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pit stop

1. A stop during an auto race to repair or refuel the racing vehicle. With only three laps left, he'll have to decide whether to make a pit stop or try to reach the finish without running out of gas.
2. A short stop taken during a car trip to eat, rest, and/or refuel. I knew it was going to be a long drive from New York to Florida, so I planned several pit stops along the way to give myself a break.
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pit stop

1. n. a pause in a journey (usually by car) to urinate. (From the name of a service stop in automobile racing.) I think we’ll pull in at the next rest area. I need a pit stop.
2. n. an underarm deodorant. (Because it stops armpit odor.) Can I borrow your pit stop? I need it bad.
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The lights were then turned off and the crew completed the world's first ever glow-in-the-dark pit stop.
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It has led them to make changes to their equipment and they have drawn up a floor map of where everyone stands similar to one the pit stop crew use.
It's a shame these worthy souls kept quiet two years ago when, at the very same Catalunya circuit and on the Istanbul track, five of the six drivers who got to those two podiums made exactly the same number of pit stops as did Alonso and Massa last Sunday.
But when you have pit stops every 10 to 15 laps, I think it makes it really difficult for the people in the crowd to watch and to follow.
Tracing the trails is only another part of the fun as page after page of startling racetracks tumble on, while the busy little frog pit stop helpers and fixers help fuzzy motorists get on their way again after patch-up pit stops.
WELSH racing star Hywel Lloyd and his CF Racing team have been busy this week practising their pit stops ahead of this weekend's visit to Rockingham.
With the banning of refuelling, and at least eight drivers in with a chance of winning the title, pit stops will be crucial this season.
was leading the Elite Division race at lap 75, when all drivers were required to make mandatory pit stops.
As the British Grand Prix looms this weekend at Silverstone, we're talking about pit stops which, other than the screaming melee when the cars roar away from the start and jockey for position into the first corner, are the most crucial moments in any Formula One race.
ON THE WAY TO OUR NEXT CITY we made a few pit stops.
The numbers of tour buses making pit stops have died down, bur the crowds of street peddlers can still be found at Canal and Broadway.
Drive problems early doors led to frequent pit stops, effectively putting the team out of the running.
Mandatory pit stops have been scrapped while technical regulations have been modified o encourage European-style touring cars to return to the series.