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

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 The business incorporates a gas station, diesel fueling pumps for large trucks, a convenience store that contains a Dunkin' Donuts and Beggars Pizza, along with a car wash on a 4.9-acre site at 19420 S. Harlem Ave. in Frankfort Township. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Tinley planners delay vote on gas station rezoning, special use permits," 6 Apr. 2018 Murray’s vehicle, which Egger had taken to a car wash after the murder, was found days later at a truck stop in Franklin, Ky., according to newspaper reports. USA TODAY, "Alabama executes man convicted of murdering his boss," 15 Mar. 2018 Ed Bukovac, who owns the car wash, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that a neighbor called him around 4 a.m. Sunday and said something was wrong at his business. CBS News, "Pa. car wash shooting suspect was driven by jealousy, relatives say," 29 Jan. 2018 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

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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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