1. The act or practice of temporarily leaving a vehicle or maneuvering a vehicle into a certain location.
2. Space in which to park vehicles or a vehicle: ample parking behind the building.
3. Slang Kissing or caressing in a vehicle stopped in a secluded spot.
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