from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or conducting exchanges with clients who drive up to a window and remain in their automobiles.
  • adjective Performed or provided quickly and routinely.
  • noun A drive-through establishment, especially a restaurant.
  • noun A window at such an establishment, from which business is conducted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective arranged to allow business to be transacted or sights to be seen while patrons remain in their vehicles.

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

  • adjective Of an establishment, providing service to occupants of automobiles while still in their still-running vehicle.
  • adjective Of a feature of such an establishment (especially a window), adapted to provide such service.
  • noun An establishment, especially a restaurant, providing drive-through service.
  • noun The window of such an establishment adapted for such purpose.


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