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Car parking and parking control

bay

noun

a partly enclosed area that is used for a particular purpose, for example parking a car

blue badge

noun

in Britain, an official document that allows disabled people to park their cars in special places

clamp

verb

to put a piece of equipment on a wheel of a car to stop it being moved because it is illegally parked

clamp

noun

a piece of equipment put on a wheel of an illegally parked car to stop it being moved

double-park

verb

to park your car parallel to another car that is already parked at the side of the road

double yellow line

noun

in the UK, two yellow lines along the side of a road that mean you are not allowed to park your vehicle there

meter

noun

a parking meter

motor park

noun

a car park

off-street parking

noun

a place where you can park your car that is not on a road

park

verb

to move a vehicle into a place where you are going to leave it for a period of time

park and ride

noun

a transport system in which drivers leave their cars in a place outside a town and travel by train or bus into the town

parking

noun

the process of putting a vehicle into a place and leaving it there

parking

noun

space where motor vehicles can be left

parking lot

noun

a car park

parking meter

noun

a machine in the street that you put coins into to pay for leaving your car there

parking ticket

noun

an official document put on your car telling you that you have broken a rule about parking and must pay a fine

pay and display

noun

a system used in a car park, in which you buy a ticket from a machine and stick it on the window of your car

pay and display

noun

a car park that uses a pay and display system

pound

noun

a place where the police take your car if you have parked it illegally

tow away

to take a vehicle away from a place by towing it, especially because it is parked illegally

towaway zone

noun

a place where you should not leave your car parked. If you do leave your car there, it is likely to be taken away by the police.

traffic warden

noun

someone whose job is to check that vehicles are legally parked

valet parking

noun

an arrangement by which a staff member of a restaurant, hotel etc parks customers’ cars for them

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a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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