Definition of service station in English:

service station


  • An establishment beside a road selling petrol and oil and sometimes having the facilities to carry out maintenance.

    • ‘He said he was seen in a nearby service station at 3.09 am, which was only a few minutes before the attack took place.’
    • ‘Here is a photo of a petrol tanker at the Shell service station in Wanniassa recently.’
    • ‘He testified his only experience was a few months of on the job training with another employee of the service station.’
    • ‘Police were also called to the service station on the A64 near Tadcaster.’
    • ‘They arrive at a service station with a lot of wrecked cars and talk to a one-eyed attendant.’
    • ‘Statoil on the Manor is by far the cheapest service station now on the Cork Road.’
    • ‘On a recent visit to a motorway service station, we paid 15 quid for three rotten sandwiches and undrinkable tea.’
    • ‘The jury heard that the robberies at the service station and the post office were committed within six hours of each other last April.’
    • ‘The bike sped away from the service station after filling up with £13.90 of petrol.’
    • ‘The firm will deliver to your home, a tyre fitter or a service station of your choice.’
    • ‘The car had been stolen earlier at a service station at Skehard Road on the southern side of the city.’
    • ‘They had stopped at a service station, had something to eat and still caught up with us!’
    • ‘I drove into the nearest service station and bought myself a nice, cool bottle of milk.’
    • ‘The man drove to the service station and poured petrol from a pump over himself.’
    • ‘All the mechanics in the garage at the service station were standing around, listening to jazz.’
    • ‘He said the service station had been robbed several times in the past and that business people were under attack.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, a Statoil service station is up and running at the development.’
    • ‘Detectives are appealing for anyone who saw anything strange at the service station to come forward.’
    • ‘We finally left and cruised around, searching for a service station with a live worker.’
    • ‘The Services is a spoof documentary about a motorway service station in which he plays most of the characters.’
    petrol station, service station
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