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open-carry

[oh-puh n-kar-ee]
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verb (used with or without object), o·pen-car·ried, o·pen-car·ry·ing.
  1. to openly carry a gun or other weapon in public: He open-carried a pistol to his daughter’s school.

Origin of open-carry

First recorded in 1985–90; open + carry

open carry

[oh-puh n kar-ee]
noun
  1. the practice of publicly carrying a gun or other weapon that is fully or partially visible.
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