Meaning of pit stop

pit' stop"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a stop in the pits during a race, in which a competing car receives gasoline, a change of tires, or other servicing or repair.
  2. any brief stop, as during an automobile ride, so that one may eat, get a drink, use a rest room, etc.
  3. a place where one makes such stops.
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