or pass·through

[pas-throo, pahs-]


a windowlike opening, as one for passing food or dishes between a kitchen and a dining area.
a place through which one passes or is obliged to pass: Motorists used the park as a pass-through. The new gate will be a pass-through for security clearance.


denoting a pass-through; passalong.

Origin of pass-through

1950–55, Americanism; noun and adj. use of verb phrase pass through Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of pass-through

  • “Whittier Drive is a pass-through street,” said Beverly Hills attorney Gina Hope, who lives nearby.

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    Hollywood Murder Stumps Detectives

    Christine Pelisek

    November 18, 2010

Historical Examples of pass-through

  • Ought to have a recording of that for the Board when I go up for my pass-through.

    Plague Ship

    Andre Norton