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.
2. North Central U.S.
of, pertaining 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.
adj. or noun use of verb phrase carry in