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

Amenities at Providence Row include a wine room and wine lockers for residents, a golf simulator, a gym with a yoga room, a sauna, a steam room, a massage room, a car wash, a pet spa, a swimming pool and a hot tub. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "Studio apartments start at $1,135, and that's the cheapest at new Charlotte buildings," 4 June 2018 The commercial area also includes a Kwik Trip convenience store and car wash and a branch location of Waukesha State Bank. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Waukesha police are investigating a string of burglaries at the Pizza Ranch construction site," 17 May 2018 The intersection has several commercial businesses nearby, including a Food City grocery store, a car wash and convenience market. Nathan J. Fish, azcentral, "ICE agents shoot suspect during 'enforcement operation' in Mesa," 8 May 2018 RNnetwork celebrates obscure holidays such as National S’mores Day (Aug. 10) and National Doughnut Day (the first Friday of June) and gives away free massages, car washes and daily prizes. Marcia Heroux Pounds,, "Top Midsize Workplace: Traveling nurse company RNnetwork lets workers be their best selves," 19 Apr. 2018 Also at the car wash, baked goods and coffee prepared by parents will be sold to raise money for the event. Courant Community, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 1 May 2018 The victim was sitting in his car at the car wash when the attacker struck him with brass knuckles then took his money. azcentral, "Phoenix police seek help finding brass-knuckle robbery suspect," 15 May 2018 Buc-ee's in Katy recognized for its car wash by Guinness World Records At just more than 4,549 feet long, the sundae broke the Guinness World Record for the longest ice-cream dessert. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Texas' weird, notable entries in the Guinness Book of World Records," 3 Apr. 2018 Dave rolled down his window and requested his own car wash but a sassy Joyce quickly rebuffed him. Maria Carter, Woman's Day, "Bestselling Christian Author Joyce Meyer Just Celebrated 50 Years with Husband Dave," 11 Jan. 2017

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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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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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