pass-through

or pass·through

[ pas-throo, pahs- ]
/ ˈpæsˌθru, ˈpɑs- /

noun

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.

adjective

denoting a pass-through; passalong.

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Origin of pass-through

1950–55, Americanism; noun and adj. use of verb phrase pass through
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Example sentences from the Web for pass-through

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

    Hollywood Murder Stumps Detectives|Christine Pelisek|November 18, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • Ought to have a recording of that for the Board when I go up for my pass-through.

    Plague Ship|Andre Norton