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drive time

1. The time of day during which commuters go to and from work: interesting radio programming during drive time.
2. The time it takes to drive a specified distance or route: a drive time of 11 hours between Kansas City and Denver.

drive′-time′ adj.
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a. the time of day when many people are driving to or from work, regarded as a broadcasting slot
b. (as modifier): the daily drive-time show.
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