Meaning of “drive-in” in the English Dictionary

"drive-in" in American English

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drive-innoun [ C ]


a business or part of a business that you can use or visit while staying in your car:

a drive-in restaurant
I deposited my check at the bank’s drive-in window.

(Definition of “drive-in” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"drive-in" in Business English

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drive-innoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdraɪvɪn/ us US COMMERCE

a bank, cinema, or restaurant that you can visit without leaving your car:

I saw the movie 10 times at the drive-in.
adjective [ before noun ]

Drive-in banks and drive-in movie theaters seem logical extensions of a car culture, but a drive-in church?

(Definition of “drive-in” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)