drive-through

adjective
\ˈdrīv-ˌthrü \
variants: or less commonly drive-thru

Definition of drive-through 

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drive-through

noun
variants: or less commonly drive-thru

Definition of drive-through (Entry 2 of 2)

: a drive-through establishment (such as a restaurant or bank) also : the drive-through window at such an establishment

First Known Use of drive-through

Adjective

1949, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1949, in the meaning defined above

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drive-through

noun

English Language Learners Definition of drive-through

: a business (such as a bank or restaurant) that is designed so that customers can be served while remaining in their cars; also : the window from which people are served

drive-through

adjective
\ˈdrīv-ˌthrü\

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