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hang-on

[ hang-on, -awn ]
/ ˈhæŋˌɒn, -ˌɔn /
Informal.
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noun

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.

adjective

pertaining to or denoting such an attachment: A clumsy hang-on unit supplied the air conditioning.

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Nearby words

hang up, hang with, hang, hanged, hang-dog, hang-glider, hang-on, hang-up, hangar, hangbird, hangchow, hangdog

Origin of hang-on

noun, adj. use of verb phrase hang on
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for hang-on

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

    Fair Harbor|Joseph Crosby Lincoln