car park

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car park (plural car parks)

  1. (Britain, Ireland, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong) An outdoor area or a building where cars may be parked.
    • 1998, House of Lords, Parliamentary Debates[1], page ccxxxv:
      It is important also that we improve car park security.
    • 2006, Richard Mechan, The State Is Not Immune[2], page 9:
      The dog lumbered his way across the car park to a point where he had to cross Emmons′s path.
    • 2010, John Marsden, The Ellie Chronicles: Incurable[3], unnumbered page:
      Beyond the car park a rough old track ran uphill.
    • 2011, Richard Thomas, Sarah Thomas, David Andrew, Alan McBride, The Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia[4], page 119:
      Follow the road to the car park and boat ramp at Buffalo Creek.
  2. (Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, figuratively, humorous) A road with serious traffic congestion preventing the movement of vehicles.