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Meaning of “walk-in” in the English Dictionary

"walk-in" in British English

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walk-inadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈwɔːk.ɪn/  us   /ˈwɑːk-/
used to refer to a ​space used for ​storing things that is ​large enough for a ​person to ​enter and ​walk around in: a walk-in wardrobe a walk-in ​refrigerator
mainly US used to refer to a ​place that you can go to without having already made an ​arrangement: It's a walk-in ​dentalclinic.
walk-in
noun [C]
Although the ​restaurant will take walk-ins, ​reservations are ​recommended.
(Definition of walk-in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"walk-in" in American English

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walk-inadjective [not gradable]

 /ˈwɔkˌɪn/
large enough for a ​person to ​enter and ​walk around in: a walk-in ​closet
allowingpeople to come without ​planning to do so in ​advance: The walk-in ​clinic is ​slowly getting ​busy.
walk-in
noun [C]  /ˈwɔkˌɪn/
Although the ​restaurant will take walk-ins, ​reservations are ​recommended.
(Definition of walk-in from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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