Definition of filling station in English:

filling station

noun

  • another term for gas station
    • ‘She was a dinner lady at a school, she covered tennis balls at home, she filled motor cars with petrol at filling stations.’
    • ‘The government offered 15 petrol filling stations for sale by tender in the 12 months ended March 2004.’
    • ‘More than 10,000 leaflets setting out the legal requirements and advice for drivers have been distributed to police stations, petrol filling stations and health clinics.’
    • ‘It resembles the anaemic and pathetic banners you see fluttering in rows outside petrol filling stations, superstores, and McDonald's.’
    • ‘Prices for fuel more than doubled on Friday as filling stations disconnected pumps to prevent looting.’
    • ‘That was followed by two robberies from two petrol filling stations where money was taken from a safe, and in another case from a young attendant who was serving petrol.’
    • ‘He said as an independent company he was not able to compete with supermarkets or other petrol filling stations that are part of a large chain.’
    • ‘I know people who were turned down for a job in a filling station.’
    • ‘Unlike the previous week, there is some flow of both diesel and petrol at some filling stations.’
    • ‘Britons love a bit of good old adversity to cheer in the face of, and seeing queues forming at filling stations, motorists have been unable to resist joining them.’
    • ‘Long queues developed outside filling stations, with motorists desperate that their vehicles might run dry - and with good reason.’
    • ‘Adjoining the pub is a former filling station with diesel and petrol pumps and overhead canopy.’
    • ‘There would be industrial, distribution and office uses, leisure, hotel and restaurant services, and a filling station.’
    • ‘Mr Davies says that 14,000 people make this mistake at filling stations every year - either putting petrol into diesel-fuelled cars or diesel into petrol engines.’
    • ‘These are quite popular in Britain where they accommodate drive-through restaurants, petrol filling stations, large food courts and hotels.’
    • ‘There were long queues, which caused traffic chaos, outside filling stations today as motorists desperately tried to fill their tanks.’
    • ‘Whilst I acknowledge that petrol filling stations are found in the countryside, they are not, in my opinion, development for which it is normally essential to have a countryside location.’
    • ‘Organic vapour production is experienced, for example, at filling stations, where obnoxious petrol odours are usually prevalent.’
    • ‘These are no ordinary shops or shopping malls on sprawling compounds, but outlets on the premises of petrol filling stations.’
    • ‘The petrol filling station will operate 24 hours a day and will include a 4,500 sqft convenience store, and a jet and rollover car wash.’

Pronunciation

filling station

/ˈfiliNG ˌstāSHən/