drive-through

[ drahyv-throo ]
/ ˈdraɪvˌθru /

noun

the act of driving through a specified locality or place, especially driving into a place of business, completing a transaction from one's car, and driving out: a quick drive-through of Beverly Hills; The bank has outside tellers' windows to accept deposits by drive-through.

adjective

designed to accommodate or arranged for a drive-through: a drive-through zoo; a drive-through car wash.

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Origin of drive-through

First recorded in 1970–75; noun, adj. use of verb phrase drive through
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Example sentences from the Web for drive-through

  • They had a hasty supper of burgers at a drive-through and then went back to the jungle-gym project.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow