[kar-ee-on, -awn]


of a size and shape suitable for being carried onto and stowed in the passenger compartment of an airplane: carry-on luggage.


a piece of carry-on luggage.

Nearby words

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

Origin of carry-on

First recorded in 1950–55; adj., noun use of verb phrase carry on Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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