[ hang-on, -awn ]
/ ˈhæŋˌɒn, -ˌɔn /


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.


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

Origin of hang-on

noun, adj. use of verb phrase hang on
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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