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walk-in

1. noun A space, typically a closet, that is large enough for one to literally walk inside it. Please tell me the closet's a walk-in. You better hope it's a walk-in, with all the stuff you own!
2. noun A customer or client who arrives or enters off the street, especially without a previous booking or appointment. Hey Bill, two walk-ins just showed up. Do we have any tables available? The clinic reserves mornings for walk-ins, but you can book an appointment for the afternoon if you prefer.
3. adjective Of or referring to such clients or customers. The doctors wanted to set up a free walk-in clinic for people who don't have health insurance. The number of walk-in customers has plummeted ever since online shopping took off.

walk-in

1. mod. having to do with a customer who just comes in off the street. We were hoping for more walk-in trade.
2. n. a customer who walks in off the street. We had a couple of walk-ins this morning, but none of the hotel residents came.
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Participants may register online at www.racexasia.com, walk-in registrations are available at the Department of Student Affairs HELP University at Bukit Damansara or at the Federal Territories Athletics Association at Jalan Hang Jebat.
Until March 19, up to 30 walk-ins were attended to from 11am, even if they stood in the queue overnight.
Related Article: Food and beverage manufacturers rely on walk-in coolers and freezers for safe and efficient storage of perishable fresh and frozen food.
on Monday, February 19, 2007; otherwise, walk-ins are permitted at a $10 surcharge.
On floorless walk-ins you will need to choose between a vinyl sealer, foam floor screeds, or flat or female bottom rail panels.
These will include welcoming walk-ins, circulating videotapes, and offering access to videotape and images via Temple's Digital Diamond project.
military officials report a doubling of recruiting contacts since September 11, including inquiries by e-mail, the Web, and phone, as well as walk-ins. On college campuses, long-declining ROTC programs are gaining popularity, reports The Boston Globe.
"Walk-ins, e-mails and general inquiries are way up this year already," she says, crediting the increase in clients to the fact that more people are hearing about the centre an the services it provides.
Tickets are $12 or $15 for walk-ins. Tickets must be bought by noon on the Friday before.
There will be a $10 surcharge for walk-ins. To register or for more information, visit AREW's website, www.
"The foams are now at the stage where the different blowing agents are being phased out so that everybody is in the process of moving to a new generation of foams," says Dennis Pane, national sales manager, Crown Tonka Walk-ins, Plymouth, Minn, "That's the biggest change in the walk-in industry right now, and we've got to move on to meet the new protocol."
The Shannon Group manufactures walk-ins (KOLPAK), reach-ins (McCALL) and rack refrigeration systems (RDI) for the food service industry as well as walk-ins (TONKA COOLERS) for the supermarket and convenience store industry.