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strip mall

n.
A shopping complex containing a row of various stores, businesses, and restaurants that usually open onto a common parking lot.
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strip′ mall`


n.
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.
[1990–95]
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Noun1.strip mall - 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
mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet - a place of business for retailing goods
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