American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An establishment, especially an outdoor movie theater, designed to permit customers to remain in their motor vehicles while being accommodated.
- adj. Of or being such an establishment: a drive-in restaurant; a drive-in teller.
- adj. US, of an establishment Providing service to patrons who remain in their automobiles.
- n. US, Australia An outdoor cinema where movies are projected onto a large screen and patrons watch from inside their vehicles, listening either by a speaker or a designated radio frequency.
- n. US A drive-through restaurant where patrons remain in their vehicles and order food and beverages via a speaker phone; their meal is delivered to their vehicle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. any installation designed to accommodate patrons while staying in their automobiles; especially an outdoor movie theater in which patrons park in their vehicles to watch the movie.
- adj. arranged to allow business to be transacted while patrons remain in their vehicles.
- v. arrive by motorcar
- v. cause a run or runner to be scored
- v. cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion
- n. any installation designed to accommodate patrons in their automobiles
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