car wash

noun

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.

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Officers responded to the car wash, near the intersection of Southern and 19th avenues, just before 8 p.m., Sgt. Chris Mccrory, azcentral, "Phoenix police investigate shooting at car wash that injured one person," 4 May 2018 Gold and Platinum cards get you free car washes, limousine and taxi service and free rounds of golf at select courses. Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Casino players clubs: loyalty has its perks," 29 Apr. 2018 The category assessed the number of car dealerships, auto-repair shops, car washes, gas stations and parking lots/garages per capita. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "Driving in Atlanta is painful — but it’s far from the worst," 11 July 2018 Television footage showed bridges and cars washed away by raging rivers and flood waters, with people perched on the roofs of their homes, surrounded by water and awaiting rescue. Simon Denyer, BostonGlobe.com, "At least 85 dead, many missing as ‘historic’ rains pound Japan," 8 July 2018 Television footage showed bridges and cars washed away by raging rivers and floodwaters, with people perched on the roofs of their homes, surrounded by water and awaiting rescue. Simon Denyer, Washington Post, "More than 60 dead, many missing as ‘historic’ rains pound Japan," 7 July 2018 View gas stations by distance, price, company, or amenities (like car washes, restaurants, and washrooms). Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "Seriously, save money on gas, hotels and shopping with these 8 apps," 26 June 2018 Since then, amid prayers going up on the family's behalf, the community hosted a rally on Lakota West's field the next day and held a charity car wash, which brought in more than $13,000. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Lakota West lacrosse player's dad: 'I pray that we will see Matt’s Miracle'," 25 June 2018 Harry Heady, who spoke on behalf of the Arco project, said the site improvements include adding a 50-foot long, state-of-the-art car wash that uses reclaimed water, and adding a 500-gallon propane tank that could be dressed up with a mural. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Board gives mixed reviews to proposed projects," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of car wash

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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car wash

noun

English Language Learners Definition of car wash

: an area or building with equipment for washing cars

: an event at which people pay to have their cars washed in order to raise money for some purpose

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