Definition of drive-in in English:
Denoting a facility such as a restaurant that one can visit without leaving one’s car: it looked like the screen from an old drive-in theater
More example sentences
- These eateries convert into drive-in restaurants at night.
- Many new features appeared on the landscape such as drive-in cinemas, service stations and shopping malls.
- News that York is to become home to Britain's first drive-in cinema was welcomed by local people today.
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A facility one can visit without leaving one’s car.
- Maybe it was a blip in history, with drive-ins and soda fountains, that's gone for good.
- You cannot imagine how different this film looked compared with most of the commercial releases I used to watch in the late 1950s, overlit studio pictures designed for drive-ins, with little sense of reality.
- It played continuously for 23 years, still booking drive-ins as late as 1977, and grossed an estimated $100 million.
Definition of drive-in in:
- British & World English dictionary
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