[ klip-on, -awn ]

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

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

Origin of clip-on

First recorded in 1905–10; adj., noun use of verb phrase clip on

Words Nearby clip-on Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use clip-on in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for clip on

clip on

  1. (tr) to attach by means of a clip

  2. (intr) to be attached by means of a clip: this clips on here

  1. designed to be attached by means of a clip: a clip-on bow tie

pl nclip-ons
  1. sunglasses designed to be clipped on to a person's spectacles

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