noun, plural drive-bys.
the action of driving by a specified locality, object
, etc.: a drive-by of Nelson's Monument.
a drive-by shooting: The gang member was killed in a drive-by.
consisting of or featuring a drive-by: We boarded the sightseeing bus for a drive-by tour of the nation's capital.
occurring while driving past a person, object, etc.: a drive-by shooting.
casual; superficial; offhand: a drive-by news analysis.
involving a brief stay in a hospital, clinic, etc.: a drive-by mastectomy.
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noun, adj. use of verb phrase drive by