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open carry

[ oh-puhn kar-ee ]
/ 藞o蕣 p蓹n 藞k忙r i /
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noun
the practice of publicly carrying a gun or other weapon that is fully or partially visible.
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open-carry
[ oh-puhn-kar-ee ]
/ 藞o蕣 p蓹n藞k忙r i /

verb (used with or without object), o路pen-car路ried, o路pen-car路ry路ing.
to openly carry a gun or other weapon in public: He open-carried a pistol to his daughter鈥檚 school.

Origin of open-carry

First recorded in 1985鈥90; open + carry
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