from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of leaving a gas station without paying after filling the tank.
- n. The act of leaving a gas station with the hose nozzle still inserted into the gas-tank fill spout.
- n. A contest or comparison of cars or drivers.
- n. A place where one can conveniently pull off the road.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In golf, the initial stroke played; a drive from the tee.
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Some commented that they buy used because of the "drive-off depreciation" or unresolved kinks of a brand-new vehicle, but buying a pre-owned auto also comes with some risks.
In August, Frost and his crew flew to Huntsville, Alabama, home of the JPO and the site of the drive-off.
Rather than go through a months-long bidding process, the JPO announced a drive-off, a sort of robot ropes course, to be held in August.
SMITH: We're not talking about a simple gas drive-off.
The clerk, clearly dumbfounded for reasons completely unrelated to this incident in the first place, did what anyone in her position would do when faced with the almost unprecedented situation of a drive-off COMING BACK, hours later, to pay:
· To drive-off the Mercury, heat treatment was employed in the open.
After the ball has been struck from the "tee" the player must not touch it with his hand until it is driven into the next hole, out of which he may then take it and "tee" it on the teeing ground in a good position for the drive-off to the next hole.
The Campbell County Sheriff's Office issued warrants against Richard Jones, 47, of Gretna, for robbery and for a gas drive-off from the same store prior to the robbery, said Capt.
A Manitowoc County sheriff's deputy stopped her, saying her vehicle matched the description of one involved in a gas drive-off in Sheboygan.
-- Received a report of a gas drive-off Saturday at Omro BP.