Meaning of “drive-through” in the English Dictionary

"drive-through" in British English

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drive-throughnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdraɪv.θruː/ us /ˈdraɪv.θruː/

a place where you can get some type of service by driving through it, without needing to get out of your car:

a drive-through restaurant

(Definition of “drive-through” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drive-through" in Business English

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drive-throughnoun [ C ]

US informal also drive-thru uk /ˈdraɪvθruː/ us COMMERCE

a restaurant, bank, or store that serves you through a window so that you do not need to leave your car:

a fast-food/bank/pharmacy drive-through
adjective [ before noun ]

Cars were backed up in the drive-through lane during the lunch rush.

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