Definition of carry-on noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkæri ɒn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæri ɑːn//
    , NAmE//ˈkæri ɔːn//
    Plane travel
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  1. 1[usually singular] (British English, informal) a display of excitement, anger or silly behaviour over something unimportant What a carry-on!
  2. 2 (North American English) a small bag or case that you carry onto a plane with you Only one carry-on is allowed. carry-on baggage See related entries: Plane travel
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: carry-on