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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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pit stop

A brief rest stop for refreshment or bathroom use. From the first half of the 1800s, “pit” meant, among other things, a place where engines were repaired or maintained. Later the term “pit stop” was adopted in automobile racing, where it denoted a trackside place for refueling or some other service. Still later, the term was extended to mean such a stop, especially during an automobile trip. It also began to be used figuratively. Thus Mike Lawson had it in House Secrets (2009), “Then off to the Senate he flew, and the Senate, all the commentators concurred, was but a pit stop on his race to the Oval Office.”
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They brainstormed ways to help, and the Pit Stop was born.
Kal Patel, whose parents own the Pit Stop convenience store in Salina, returned the ticket to a longtime customer after tracking him down in his car.
Andy Patel found a discarded lottery ticket with winning numbers on the counter at the Pit Stop store in Salina, Kansas.
Monaco is a difficult track to overtake and so when vehicles settled behind each other, the one thing that could make the difference in the race became the tyre choice coupled with the pit stop strategy.
It also installs overhead cameras to capture the team performing the pit stop. This allows each team to gain a better understanding of where improvements can be made and mistakes avoided.
The first of its kind in Northern Ireland the Pit Stop is the latest event as part of an ambitious programme of activities from Digital Catapult Northern Ireland.
The pit stop resuscitation team at UHW are also in the early stages of implementing Formula One communications and analysis techniques, including the use of a "radio-check" prior to a resuscitation, greater use of hand signals rather than verbal communication, and videos to analyse performance after a resuscitation with debrief meetings.
The Pit Stop Line has been introduced for the company's premium range of industrial tires.
Al Harthy made good work of the opening stint, closing in on the race leaders in the early stages of the race to take second spot from the Beechdean Aston Martin, before handing over to Lloyd shortly after the pit stop window opened.
The Pit Stop Challenge, in association with Coca-Cola Company and official Lotus F1 team sponsor Burn, will pit two teams of young people at a time against each other in a game of speed and ability, changing tyres and servicing a replica Formula One car.
Detectives discovered heroin and cocaine worth PS250,000 and a gun at The Pit Stop garage in Johnstone.
As the pit stop window opened, Patterson spun at Turn Two, dropping down to eighth position.
"But we had a problem in the pit stop, it is what it is.
The voting windows for the pit stop, elimination and Miss Sprint Cup's Victory Lane fire suit will close at various times throughout the race broadcast.
Riders will be able to pick up tips on maximising slow speed control and take part in some set exercises at The Pit Stop Diner at 11am.