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walk-in

adjective \ ˈwȯk-ˌin \

Definition of walk-in

1 : large enough to be walked into
  • a walk-in closet
2 : arranged so as to be entered directly rather than through a lobby
  • a walk-in apartment
3 a : being a person who walks in without an appointment
  • a walk-in blood donor
b : of, relating to, or intended for such persons
  • a walk-in clinic

First Known Use of walk-in

1912

in the meaning defined at sense 3a

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walk-in

noun

Definition of walk-in

1 : a walk-in refrigerator or cold storage room
2 : an easy election victory
3 : a person who walks in without an appointment

First Known Use of walk-in

1924

in the meaning defined at sense 3

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WALK-IN Defined for English Language Learners

walk-in

Definition of walk-in for English Language Learners

  • : large enough to be walked into

  • of a place : able to be visited without an appointment

  • of a person : visiting a place without an appointment


walk-in

Definition of walk-in for English Language Learners

  • : a person who visits a place without an appointment


Medical Dictionary

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walk-in

adjective \ ˈwȯk-ˌin \

medical Definition of walk-in

: providing medical services to ambulatory patients without an appointment
  • a walk-in clinic
; also : being an individual who uses such services

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walk-in

noun

medical Definition of walk-in

: a walk-in patient

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