a motion-picture theater, refreshment stand, bank, or other public facility designed to accommodate patrons in their automobiles.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of such an establishment: Drive-in business far exceeded walk-in business.

1925–30, Americanism; noun, adj. use of verb phrase drive in Unabridged
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1.  denoting a public facility or service designed to be used by patrons seated in their cars: a drive-in bank
2.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) a cinema designed to be used in such a manner

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Example sentences
They see a drive-in movie screen in the distance, which the narrator mistakes
  for an angelic visitation.
When the bank pulled out, the family whose drive-in was destroyed by heavy
  winds bought the building with their insurance money.
The number of amenities available to drive-in campers depends on the campground.
Another blatant oversight is leaving a neon sign brightly lit after a violent
  tornado thrashes a drive-in movie theater.
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