Definition of walk-in in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwôk ˌin/


1(Especially of a storage area) large enough to walk into: a walk-in closet
More example sentences
  • Practical features include a walk-in cupboard in the bathroom and gas central heating throughout.
  • Decorated in peach, this area includes a walk-in cloakroom and guest toilet.
  • E's sleeping area was a converted walk-in closet, with two mattresses thrown on the floor.
2(Of a service) available for customers or clients without the need for an appointment: a walk-in clinic
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  • An out-of-hours service will still be available at the walk-in medical centre in Carfax Street.
  • Establishing this relationship can turn walk-in customers into life-long clients.
  • They also have an optometrist in an office upstairs, I got a walk-in appointment with him with no problem.


A walk-in customer or a walk-in storage area.
Example sentences
  • This time, at 8pm on a Thursday night, The Blue Plate was already jam-packed full and we overheard walk-ins being told they'd have to wait at least one and a half hours for a table.
  • The Dorchester has a full-service spa for guests and walk-ins.
  • These are walk-ins, in a consulting business where you don't get walk-ins.

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