Definition of petrol pump in US English:

petrol pump


  • A piece of equipment installed in a gas station to dispense gasoline into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle; a gas pump.

    ‘the family-run garage has reopened after new petrol pumps were installed’
    • ‘The premises comprises of a lounge bar, function room, shop, petrol pumps and ancillary store.’
    • ‘In his later life he operated the petrol pumps at Sligo Motor Company High Street in the evenings.’
    • ‘Petrol pump prices have been reflecting the uncertainty created by the threat of war for some time.’
    • ‘The last thing that the motorist needs is to be ripped off at the petrol pumps.’
    • ‘They turned into the gravelled main street and drew up at the petrol pumps.’
    • ‘Adjoining was the garage with petrol pumps out the front.’
    • ‘The people are great and I really enjoy meeting them when I'm driving around or get chatting to them at the petrol pump.’
    • ‘The real impact of the oil crisis is being felt at the petrol pumps and in the central heating market.’
    • ‘Only 14 years of age at the time, he had been working as a petrol pump attendant.’
    • ‘Falling international oil prices have seen significant price reductions at the petrol pumps in recent times.’