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carry-on

[kar-ee-on, -awn] /ˈkær iˌɒn, -ˌɔn/
adjective
1.
of a size and shape suitable for being carried onto and stowed in the passenger compartment of an airplane:
carry-on luggage.
noun
2.
a piece of carry-on luggage.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; adj., noun use of verb phrase carry on
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Examples from the web for carry-on
  • He materialized in my studio with a small carry-on bag in tow.
  • Or, if you can't get yourself down to one carry-on, keep your total number of bags to an absolute minimum.
  • The drive also detaches easily from the tool so it can be placed in your carry-on bag.
  • Two heavy-duty plastic clips keep your belongings secure when the bag goes through airport screening or overhead carry-on storage.
  • Travelers still face restrictions on gels and liquids in carry-on luggage.
  • The fact is, being able to pack a week's clothing into a carry-on is a godsend, and well worth it.
  • Banning additional carry-on items is not the way to go.
  • Remember to put everything you need for your interview and job talk in a carry-on bag.
  • Needless to say, you'll pack these in your carry-on luggage, rather than checking them.
  • Make sure you pack your interview clothes in your carry-on bag.
British Dictionary definitions for carry-on

carry on

verb (adverb)
1.
(intransitive) to continue or persevere: we must carry on in spite of our difficulties
2.
(transitive) to manage or conduct: to carry on a business
3.
(informal) (intransitive) often foll by with. to have an affair
4.
(intransitive) (informal) to cause a fuss or commotion
noun
5.
(informal, mainly Brit) a fuss or commotion
adjective
6.
(of luggage) to be taken inside an aircraft by hand personally by a passenger
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