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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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It also installs overhead cameras to capture the team performing the pit stop.
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.
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.
The Pit Stop Line has been introduced for the company's premium range of industrial tires.
There were no crashes in this one to produce an ounce of blood but Jeff Gordon, Brad Kaselowski, Kevin Harvick and a slew of crew members and spectators got involved in an all-out brawl at the pit stop just after the Texas Sunday's AAA Texas 500 concluded.
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.
But we had a problem in the pit stop, it is what it is.
Scheme manager Nick Walker will be delivering a talk on "science behind the body" and how to remain fit to ride at The Pit Stop Diner, in Bowesfield Lane, Stockton, tonight at 6.
The pit stop race at Rockingham will be in the second of the weekend's three races, the 20-minute Sunday morning Sprint race.
Train maker and maintainer Alstom has adopted the pit stop maintenance system for the fleet of 52 nine-coach Pendolino tilting trains.
Third-placed Hamilton said immediately after the race: "Unfortunately I made a mistake in the pit stop which obviously lost me a few valuable seconds.
Coventry says management had set a goal to get tool change times down to five minutes, but through the Pit Stop classes, line workers were able to identify ways to conduct tool changes in less than one minute on mill cutting operations.
The Pit Stop Diner, on Bowesfield Lane, has been shortlisted in the competition run by Motor Cycle News (MCN).
Unfortunately I made a slight error at the pit stop.
A wheel nut jammed, costing him valuable time, and while he was eventually able to resume, he retired soon afterwards with a mechanical problem his team blamed on the pit stop drama