from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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


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