- a place or structure having special equipment for washing automobiles.
- the washing of an automobile: The service station is offering free car washes to draw customers.
Origin of car wash
First recorded in 1955–60
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One of them realizes she is paid less as a part-time employee of PEN than she would be as a burger-flipper or a car-wash girl.Great Weekend Reads
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