designed to be clipped on easily, especially by a self-attached clip: a clip-on bow tie.
a clip-on device, ornament, or the like.
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How to use clip-on in a sentence
The Golden Girls The Dutch sure do take their glowing hairpieces and clip-on earrings seriously.The Turkish ‘O.C.’ and 7 More Crazy Remakes of American TV Shows | Anna Brand | September 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The added hair appears to be a mini-weave, probably involving clip-on tracks.
I imagine John Adams would have had been unenthused if John Quincy had come home with a clip-on tie.
Cooper came up with a clip-on microphone that officers could use within walking distance of the car “base.”The Cellphone Turns 40: Remembering Martin Cooper’s Historic Call | Sean Macaulay | April 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Rumours that Lego are producing a new clip-on Pippa Bum are unfounded.
British Dictionary definitions for clip on
(tr) to attach by means of a clip
(intr) to be attached by means of a clip: this clips on here
designed to be attached by means of a clip: a clip-on bow tie
sunglasses designed to be clipped on to a person's spectacles
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