WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
car•ry-in  (karē in′),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

n. 
  1. an appliance or machine, as a television set or a personal computer, portable enough to be taken to a store for repair.
  2. Dialect TermsAlso called  carry-in dinner, carry-in supper. [North Central U.S.]a carry-in meal;
    potluck dinner.
[adj. or n. use of v. phrase carry in]
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