Definition of drive-in in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdrʌɪvɪn/


Denoting a facility such as a cinema or restaurant that one can visit without leaving one’s car: a drive-in cinema
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.


A drive-in facility: he bit into a huge burger at the drive-in
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  • 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.

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