car wash


Definition of car wash

1 : an area or structure equipped with facilities for washing automobiles
2 US : an event at which people pay to have their cars washed to raise money for some purpose

Examples of car wash in a Sentence

Our church is having a car wash tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Recent Examples on the Web

The 1st Battalion, 1st Marines will hold a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at a Shell gas station at 1600 Jamboree Road in Newport Beach. Daily Pilot Staff,, "Around Town: Free summer concert series begins Sunday in Huntington Beach," 19 June 2019 At first, this mom is thrilled to experience the car wash from the inside of her car. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Woman's Day, "See This Family's Hysterical Reaction to Getting Soaked During a Car Wash Fail," 30 June 2016 The parishes worked together to conduct fundraising events ranging from fish fries to car washes to produce a collective $16,000 to pay for materials used for this weekend’s construction. Gregory Tejeda, Daily Southtown, "Cardinal, kids among 300 members of seven Southland churches who helped build home for family in need," 13 June 2019 The Touchless car wash and gas station on the corner of Divisadero and Oak streets is set to be replaced with a 186-unit apartment complex that the San Francisco Planning Commission approved Thursday. J.k. Dineen,, "186 apartments to replace Touchless car wash on Divisadero in San Francisco," 13 June 2019 See the gallery above for the top 20 car washes in Houston, according to hundreds of Yelp reviews. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Houston’s top 20 car washes, according to Yelp," 6 June 2019 So were those at Wednesday’s vigil, who called for the city to shut down the gas station and adjoining car wash at the troublesome intersection as a means of quelling the crime. Marc Ramirez, Dallas News, "Dozens gather to remember 13-year-old slain in Pleasant Grove as Dallas' violent crime surge continues," 5 June 2019 Since the legendary car wash opened in 1956, the rotating pink elephant has witnessed the Space Needle go up and Amazon’s headquarters emerge from former parking lots just a few blocks away. Seattle Sketcher Gabriel Campanario, The Seattle Times, "From then to now: Pink elephant of the Elephant Car Wash has seen Seattle change drastically around it," 7 Feb. 2019 Investigators say the intruder went to a nearby car wash and called police. Fox News, "Cop's mom shoots and wounds man breaking into her home," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of car wash

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of car wash

: an area or building with equipment for washing cars
US : an event at which people pay to have their cars washed in order to raise money for some purpose

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