from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A place or business equipped for washing cars and other motor vehicles.
- n. The act or an instance of washing a car, especially at a car wash: filled up the gas tank and then got a car wash.
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- n. An event at which people (often children) wash cars, often for a small fee or donation
- n. A place at which a car is washed, usually for a fee and often mechanically by driving the car through a tunnel.
- n. An instance of washing a car, especially such a place.
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• A car wash can easily turn into a bike wash or a swing-set wash or an outdoor-furniture wash.
IT’S GOOD FOR PLEASURE A Saturday trip to the car wash and farmer’s market could turn into an early evening date night or pawned-off-theater-ticket moment with a simple text message or tweet.
Those who took the time to read the certificates were somewhat surprised to find out that Pine Cove’s only service station and car wash had its own factory-certified snowmobile mechanic.
We knew the words by heart and sang along with the radio: “Now I got them steadily depressin', low-down mind-messin' workin' at the car wash blues.”