[ fol-oh-on, -awn ]

  1. following or evolving as the next logical step: Aircraft manufacturers can expect follow-on sales for spare parts.

Origin of follow-on

1875–80; noun use of verb phrase follow on (something)

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

How to use follow-on in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for follow-on


/ cricket /

  1. an immediate second innings forced on a team scoring a prescribed number of runs fewer than its opponents in the first innings

verbfollow on
  1. (intr, adverb) (of a team) to play a follow-on

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