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hang-on

[hang-on, -awn]Informal.
noun
  1. something easily attached to or mounted on another surface or object, as a turbocharger or transceiver in an automobile, a unit suspendable from shelving, or a portable soap dish.
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or denoting such an attachment: A clumsy hang-on unit supplied the air conditioning.
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Origin of hang-on

noun, adj. use of verb phrase hang on
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Historical Examples of hang-on

  • Says it's nothin' but just grit and hang-on that keeps him alive.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln