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carry-on

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈkær·iˌɔn, ˌɑn/ us  
small enough to be carried onto an aircraft with you: All carry-on luggage must be stowed under the seat in front of you or in one of the overhead compartments.
Translations of “carry-on”
in Korean 기내에 휴대할 수 있는…
in Arabic حَقيبة صّغيرة…
in Portuguese (bagagem) de mão…
in Catalan de mà…
in Japanese 機内持ち込みができる…
in Italian (bagaglio) a mano…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行為, 過度的反應, 大驚小怪…
in Chinese (Simplified) 行为, 过度的反应, 大惊小怪…
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