pass-through

pass-through

[pas-throo, pahs-]
noun
1.
a windowlike opening, as one for passing food or dishes between a kitchen and a dining area.
2.
a place through which one passes or is obliged to pass: Motorists used the park as a pass-through. The new gate will be a pass-through for security clearance.
adjective
4.
denoting a pass-through; passalong.
Also, passthrough.


Origin:
1950–55, Americanism; noun and adj. use of verb phrase pass through

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pass-through

noun
an opening that resembles a window between two rooms (especially a shelved opening between a kitchen and dining room that is used to pass dishes) 
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