drive-through or drive-thru (drīvthr′)
1. Relating to or conducting exchanges with clients who drive up to a window and remain in their vehicles: drive-thru banking.
2. drive-through Performed or provided quickly and routinely: a drive-through delivery in a hospital.
1. A drive-through establishment, especially a restaurant.
2. A window at such an establishment, from which business is conducted.
3. The lane by which drivers approach such a window and drive away after being served: decided to go through the drive-through rather than eating inside.
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