walk in


of or pertaining to persons who walk into a place from the street, especially irregularly or without an appointment: walk-in customers; walk-in sales; a walk-in patient.
large enough to be walked into: a walk-in kitchen.
a person, as a customer, patient, or interviewee, who arrives without an appointment: Many of the clinic's patients are walk-ins who suddenly need help.
something large enough to be walked into, as a closet.
an assured victory in an election or other contest.

1925–30; adj., noun use of verb phrase walk in

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1.  (of a cupboard) large enough to allow a person to enter and move about in
2.  (US) (of a building or apartment) located so as to admit of direct access from the street
3.  (of a flat or house) in a suitable condition for immediate occupation

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Slang Dictionary

walk-in definition

  1. mod.
    having to do with a customer who just comes in off the street. : We were hoping for more walk-in trade.
  2. n.
    a customer who walks in off the street. : We had a couple of walk-ins this morning, but none of the hotel residents came.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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