strip mall
noun Date: 1980 a long usually one-story building or group of buildings housing several adjacent retail stores or service establishments

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  • strip mall — ➔ mall * * * strip mall UK US noun [C] (US COMMERCE ► a row of stores and small businesses built together along the side of a main road: »suburban strip malls …   Financial and business terms

  • strip mall — n AmE a row of shops built together, with a large area for parking cars in front of it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strip mall — strip ,mall noun count AMERICAN a row of stores contained in one long building with its own parking lot …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strip mall — strip′ mall n. cvb a retail complex consisting of stores or restaurants in adjacent spaces in one long building, typically having a narrow parking area directly in front of the stores • Etymology: 1990–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • strip mall — ☆ strip mall n. a kind of shopping center along a street or road consisting of a series of adjoining shops in a building or buildings typically with a uniform front design and direct access to each shop from a common parking area in front …   English World dictionary

  • Strip mall — This article is about the shopping centers. For the sitcom, see Strip Mall. Example of a small strip mall in upstate New York …   Wikipedia

  • strip mall — noun a mercantile establishment consisting of a row of various stores and business and restaurants along a road or busy street; usually opening on a parking lot • Hypernyms: ↑mercantile establishment, ↑retail store, ↑sales outlet, ↑outlet * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strip Mall — Infobox television show name = Strip Mall caption = Julie Brown as Tammi Tyler format = Sitcom runtime = 22 minutes creator(s) = Julie Brown Charlie Coffey starring = Julie Brown Victoria Jackson Jim O Heir Bob Koherr Amy Hill Loretta Fox Tim… …   Wikipedia

  • strip mall — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms strip mall : singular strip mall plural strip malls American a row of shops contained in one long building with its own car park …   English dictionary

  • strip mall — a row of stores with a small parking lot in front    Does the Langdale strip mall have a video store? …   English idioms

  • strip mall — shopping mall consisting of stores or restaurants located side by side in one long building (usually with a parking area located directly in front of the stores) …   English contemporary dictionary

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