designating or of a restaurant, outdoor film theater, etc. designed to render its services to persons who drive up and remain seated in their cars
such a restaurant, outdoor theater, etc.
An establishment, especially an outdoor movie theater, designed to permit customers to remain in their motor vehicles while being accommodated.
Of or being such an establishment: a drive-in restaurant; a drive-in teller.
- (US, Australia) An outdoor cinema where movies are projected onto a large screen and patrons watch from inside their vehicles, listening either by a speaker or a designated radio frequency.
- (US) A drive-through restaurant where patrons remain in their vehicles and order food and beverages via a speaker phone; their meal is delivered to their vehicle.
- The teen-agers went down to the drive-in to order some hamburgers and fries.
(third-person singular simple present drives in, present participle driving in, simple past drove in, past participle driven in)
- (baseball, of a hitter) To hit the ball or reach base in such a way that a run scores.