[ kar-ee-in ]
/ ˈkær iˌɪn /


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.
North Central U.S. of, relating 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.

Nearby words

  1. carry through,
  2. carry too far,
  3. carry trade,
  4. carry weight,
  5. carry-all,
  6. carry-on,
  7. carry-out,
  8. carry-over,
  9. carryall,
  10. carryback

Origin of carry-in

adj. or noun use of verb phrase carry in Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for carry-in



of or relating to a type of after-sales service in which the customer must take the product to the service provider for repaircarry-in warranty
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