drive time

drive time
noun
: the time during rush hour when radio audiences are swelled by commuters listening to car radios

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drive time noun
1. The time taken to complete a journey by road
2. The time of day when many people are travelling to or from work, esp when considered as part of a broadcasting schedule
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Main Entry:drive

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n. (esp. in broadcasting) the parts of the day when many people commute by car

[as adj.] drive-time radio

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noun [noncount]
chiefly US : the time when people are driving to or from work and are listening to the radio in their cars

Her show airs during the morning drive time.

a drive-time radio show

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ˈdrive time 7 [drive time drive-time] noun uncountable
a time during the day when many people are driving their cars, for example to or from work
Derived Word:drive-time

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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