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 His crying comes as a visitation, the body squeezing tears from his ducts tenderly as a nurse measuring drops of calamine from an amber bottle, as a teen at the car wash wringing a chamois of suds. Sarah Holland-batt, The New Yorker, "The Gift," 8 Feb. 2021 Site plans, signage and other information included in county documents show an H-E-B grocery store, pharmacy drive-thru, gas station and car wash. Madison Iszler,, "H-E-B buys land along I-10 near Boerne, possibly for new store in mixed-use development," 19 Jan. 2021 In the Red Bird neighborhood, GoGetTested recently added a testing site at the Shell on South Hampton Road, where a CVS, car wash and Subway share the same parking lot. Dallas News, "COVID-19 testing company partners with North Texas nonprofits to meet community needs," 28 Nov. 2020 Castrejon thanked community members for their show of support — the community rallied behind the family after the shooting during vigils at the park and a car wash that raised funds to cover funeral expenses. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Police say witnesses are key to solving fatal shooting of teen in Chicano Park," 28 Nov. 2020 Detectives were investigating the incident near the gas station and car wash near the intersection of Homestead and Woodland. Zach Murdock,, "1 person shot on Homestead Avenue as surge in gun violence continues in Hartford," 14 Oct. 2020 What: Haunted Car Wash, a family-friendly spooky drive-thru car wash experience. Yadi Rodriguez, cleveland, "Halloween activities, events throughout Greater Cleveland 2020: List," 7 Oct. 2020 Goodwin's vehicle was found abandoned with minor damage near a car wash in Queen Creek on Thursday. David Aaro, Fox News, "Missing Arizona woman, Jessica Goodwin, found alive, in critical condition, officials say," 18 Jan. 2021 The truck pump would be south of where the car wash currently is at the Pride gas station. Steve Lord,, "Despite traffic concerns, Aurora approves addition to gas station on Farnsworth," 31 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of car wash

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of car wash was in 1915

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18 Feb 2021

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“Car wash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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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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