clip-on

[ klip-on, -awn ]
/ ˈklɪpˌɒn, -ˌɔn /

adjective

designed to be clipped on easily, especially by a self-attached clip: a clip-on bow tie.

noun

a clip-on device, ornament, or the like.

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Origin of clip-on

First recorded in 1905–10; adj., noun use of verb phrase clip on
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British Dictionary definitions for clip-on

clip on

verb

(tr) to attach by means of a clip
(intr) to be attached by means of a clipthis clips on here

adjective clip-on

designed to be attached by means of a clipa clip-on bow tie

pl n clip-ons

sunglasses designed to be clipped on to a person's spectacles
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