[ oh-puh n-kar-ee ]
/ ˈoʊ pənˈkær i /

verb (used with or without object), o·pen-car·ried, o·pen-car·ry·ing.

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

Definition for open-carry (2 of 2)

open carry
[ oh-puh n kar-ee ]
/ ˈoʊ pən ˈkær i /


the practice of publicly carrying a gun or other weapon that is fully or partially visible. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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