Meaning of drive-by

drive-by

Pronunciation: (drīv'bī"), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -bys,
—n.
  1. the action of driving by a specified locality, object, etc.: a drive-by of Nelson's Monument.
  2. a drive-by shooting: The gang member was killed in a drive-by.
—adj.
  1. consisting of or featuring a drive-by: We boarded the sightseeing bus for a drive-by tour of the nation's capital.
  2. occurring while driving past a person, object, etc.: a drive-by shooting.
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