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[kar-ee-in] /ˈkær iˌɪn/
intended for or available to customers who bring in appliances to the seller or a repair store for repair or servicing:
carry-in service; a carry-in store for personal computers.
North Central U.S. of, relating to, or for a social gathering at which guests are to bring their own food:
A carry-in dinner will precede the lecture.
an appliance or machine, as a television set or a personal computer, portable enough to be taken to a store for repair.
Also called carry-in dinner, carry-in supper. North Central U.S. a carry-in meal; potluck dinner.
Origin of carry-in
adj. or noun use of verb phrase carry in Unabridged
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  • The large stock carry-in will more than offset the forecast production decline, which should continue to pressure prices.
  • Boat access to the lake is by carry-in only, which can be found at the campsite.
  • There is a dirt ramp at the upper and lower ponds for carry-in car tops and canoes.
  • Walk west along an access lane to a carry-in canoe landing.
  • The state maintains a carry-in boat launch on the western shore, but gas-powered motors are prohibited.
British Dictionary definitions for carry-in


of or relating to a type of after-sales service in which the customer must take the product to the service provider for repair: carry-in warranty
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