Definition of car wash in English:

car wash

noun

  • 1A building containing equipment for washing motor vehicles automatically.

    • ‘Having seen her only in the car wash and liquor store for as long as he'd known her, Adam was afraid seeing her in an outside environment would have been, for some reason, awkward.’
    • ‘A car wash and service area complete the facilities on site.’
    • ‘The police dog picked up a scent on the property of the Esso gas station over near the car wash.’
    • ‘He'd thought about three businesses: a barber shop, a car wash, and ‘something’ in finance.’
    • ‘The McArthurglen Designer Outlet, in Rodbourne, wants to introduce a valet parking service, complete with a car wash.’
    • ‘A single access road is planned from the A65 to be shared by the restaurant and a proposed car wash at a former filling station next door.’
    • ‘It would have included a wide range of facilities, including round-the-clock jet washers, a car wash and garage shop.’
    • ‘If the force is too great, a mirror may not fold out of harm's way, such as when a vehicle is in a car wash.’
    • ‘He marched across the store, opening the car wash door at the back to the restrooms, which were just inside.’
    • ‘The trial also heard yesterday from a former police officer and customer at the car wash where the defendant worked, who recognised him after seeing his face in the Press.’
    • ‘And then there's always the car wash at the local garage.’
    • ‘Your daughter, it's my understanding was cleaning out her car at a gas station or a car wash?’
    • ‘The car wash opened at six o'clock in the morning and as much as Adam hated getting up at 5: 30, he had to admit he was enjoying the quiet store and non-existent customers at that time of the day.’
    • ‘Power and Associates believes that the car wash is an opportunity to create additional income at shopping centres and retail parks.’
    • ‘Plans to build a car wash in the car park of the Great Western Designer Outlet Village have been rejected by Swindon Council.’
    • ‘The Ilkley Gazette understands that separate proposals have also been put forward for a car wash at the site of the former filling station on Coutances Way.’
    • ‘Mulemba said all those traveling should assemble at the car wash near the Times of Zambia offices on Freedom Way.’
    • ‘A cheap automatic car wash also would be a good investment to get people used to coming back to the dealership.’
    • ‘It is currently used as a petrol station with shop and car wash.’
    • ‘He was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery after allegedly holding up a limousine driver at a car wash, the police said.’
  • 2An event, typically a fundraiser, in which motor vehicles are washed.

    ‘the Teen Center will hold its third annual car wash on Saturday’
    • ‘The first event is a Coffee Morning and car wash at the scout hut.’
    • ‘He makes the equivalent of 60 U.S. cents for an average exterior car wash.’
    • ‘The group raised £3,500 towards the park through car washes, sponsored events and balloon races but were still a long way off their target.’
    • ‘Wonderful, I just can't wait for the car wash this Saturday, it's going to be an event to remember!’
    • ‘Money was raised through events such as car washes, basketball competitions and sponsored silences.’
    • ‘The group of 16 to 25-year-olds, based at York City Football Club, organised an auction and marathon car wash to fund the trip.’
    • ‘Belmullet Fire Brigade members would like to thank all persons who supported their annual car wash which was held recently at the Docks, Belmullet.’
    • ‘Mr McGregor said Ilkley's children and young people had done a lot of fundraising work behind the scenes, but had been unable to organise a sponsored car wash because insurance costs proved too high for the event.’
    • ‘Fundraising events across the district included a car wash by Keighley firefighters which raised £600.’
    • ‘The Bunclody firemen will have their annual car wash on the Market Square on Saturday, August 31 starting at 10 am.’
    • ‘Crossmolina Fire Brigade annual charity car wash will be held on Saturday, December 11th on the Ballina Road.’
    • ‘Fundraisers such as car washes and bake sales helped the tenants get the $1,500 needed to retain an attorney and they looked to nonprofit organizations for assistance in financing.’
    • ‘There was a large crowd for the demonstrations and charity car wash, with everyone commenting that the Fire fighters should stick to their day job, as there was more water on the crowd than the dirty car.’
    • ‘A charity car wash is due to be held at Bidford Fire Station on Saturday.’
    • ‘Brittany & Robbie have held yard sales, car washes, and other fundraisers.’
    • ‘Our club did fund-raisers, like car washes, and collected donations of cash, toys and toothbrushes for the underprivileged kids overseas.’
    • ‘It is also hoped to plan events such as car washes, to get the children involved in raising money.’
    • ‘The grade 7 class held a car wash at the school fundraising event.’
    • ‘No doubt they had a more significant engagement that demanded their attention - a mall opening or car wash, perhaps.’
    • ‘Personnel from Castlecomer Fire Brigade took part in the annual car wash on Saturday.’

Pronunciation

car wash

/ˈkɑr ˌwɔʃ/