noun[mass noun] North American
The practice of openly carrying a firearm on one’s person in public: gun enthusiasts and supporters of open carry flocked to the meeting [as modifier]: open carry laws Compare with concealed carry.
More example sentences
- I come from another state where open carry is legal but no one does it.
- I'm all for open carry, but I think there's an appropriate time and place to do so.
- Phoenix police said the men carrying guns at Monday's event did not need permits, as the state of Arizona has an "open carry" law.
Definition of open carry in:
- The US English dictionary