from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In golf, the initial stroke played; a drive from the tee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of leaving a gas station without paying after filling the tank.
  • noun The act of leaving a gas station with the hose nozzle still inserted into the gas-tank fill spout.
  • noun A contest or comparison of cars or drivers.
  • noun A place where one can conveniently pull off the road.


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  • In August, Frost and his crew flew to Huntsville, Alabama, home of the JPO and the site of the drive-off.

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  • The clerk, clearly dumbfounded for reasons completely unrelated to this incident in the first place, did what anyone in her position would do when faced with the almost unprecedented situation of a drive-off COMING BACK, hours later, to pay:

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  • After the ball has been struck from the "tee" the player must not touch it with his hand until it is driven into the next hole, out of which he may then take it and "tee" it on the teeing ground in a good position for the drive-off to the next hole.

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  • A Manitowoc County sheriff's deputy stopped her, saying her vehicle matched the description of one involved in a gas drive-off in Sheboygan.

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  • -- Received a report of a gas drive-off Saturday at Omro BP.

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