carry-on

[kar-ee-on, -awn]
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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
  1. a piece of carry-on luggage.

Origin of carry-on

First recorded in 1950–55; adj., noun use of verb phrase carry on
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