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[wawk-in] /ˈwɔkˌɪn/
of or relating 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.
Origin of walk-in
1925-30; adj., noun use of verb phrase walk in Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Permission slips were easy, inoculations could be had at the walk-in clinic once a year at the fire house.

  • Crestwood's walk-in refrigerator had a freezing compartment that would accommodate a side of beef.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Now the hull offis is mad at me, 'cos I ain't a walk-in' cyclopeeda of typograffickal turm.

    The Bad Boy At Home Walter T. Gray
British Dictionary definitions for walk-in


(of a cupboard) large enough to allow a person to enter and move about in
(US) (of a building or apartment) located so as to admit of direct access from the street
(of a flat or house) in a suitable condition for immediate occupation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for walk-in

walk heavy

verb phrase

To be important and influential; clout (1960s+ Black)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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