WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- intended for or available to customers who bring in appliances to the seller or a repair store for repair or servicing:carry-in service; a carry-in store for personal computers.
- Dialect Terms[North Central U.S.]of, pertaining to, or for a social gathering at which guests are to bring their own food:A carry-in dinner will precede the lecture.
- an appliance or machine, as a television set or a personal computer, portable enough to be taken to a store for repair.
- Dialect TermsAlso called car′ry-in din′ner, car′ry-in sup′per. [North Central U.S.]a carry-in meal;