I. adjective Date: 1926 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
II. noun Date: 1944 1. a walk-in refrigerator or cold storage room 2. an easy election victory 3. a person who walks in without an appointment

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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