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walk-in

[ wawk-in ]
/ ˈwɔkˌɪn /
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adjective

of or relating to persons who walk into a place from the street, especially irregularly or without an appointment: walk-in customers; walk-in sales; a walk-in patient.
large enough to be walked into: a walk-in kitchen.

noun

a person, as a customer, patient, or interviewee, who arrives without an appointment: Many of the clinic's patients are walk-ins who suddenly need help.
something large enough to be walked into, as a closet.
an assured victory in an election or other contest.

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patient, shopper, patron, applicant, buyer, consumer, container, room, cabinet, locker, wardrobe, vault, head, dependent, believer, mark, chump, follower, front, ward

Nearby words

walk the floor, walk the plank, walk through, walk-behind, walk-down, walk-in, walk-in apartment, walk-in closet, walk-in refrigerator, walk-off, walk-on

Origin of walk-in

First recorded in 1925–30; adj., noun use of verb phrase walk in
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walk-in


adjective

(of a cupboard) large enough to allow a person to enter and move about in
US (of a building or apartment) located so as to admit of direct access from the street
(of a flat or house) in a suitable condition for immediate occupation
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