adjective Date: 1909 attached with a clip <
a clip-on tie
clip-on earrings
clip-on noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • clip-on — adj. having a clip as the means of attachment; as, clip on earrings; a clip on bow tie. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clip-on — may refer to: Clip on tie, a bow tie or necktie that is fixed to the front of the shirt collar by a metal clip Clip on lens, a dark sunglasses lens that can be clipped onto corrective eyewear Clip on, a type of motorcycle handlebar This… …   Wikipedia

  • clip-on — adj [only before noun] attached to something with a ↑clip ▪ clip on earrings >clip on n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clip-on — clip′ on adj. 1) cvb designed to be clipped on: a clip on bow tie[/ex] 2) cvb a clip on device, ornament, or the like • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • clip-on — (adj.) 1909, from CLIP (Cf. clip) (2) + ON (Cf. on) …   Etymology dictionary

  • clip-on — clip ,on adjective only before noun fastening to something using a CLIP: a clip on tie …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clip-on — [klip′än΄] n., adj. (something) attached by means of a clip or clips [clip on earrings] …   English World dictionary

  • clip-on — /klip on , awn /, adj. 1. designed to be clipped on easily, esp. by a self attached clip: a clip on bow tie. n. 2. a clip on device, ornament, or the like. [1905 10; adj., n. use of v. phrase clip on] * * * …   Universalium

  • clip-on — ADJ: ADJ n A clip on object is designed to be fastened to something by means of a clip. ...a clip on tie. ...a clip on light …   English dictionary

  • clip-on — adjective (only before noun) fastened to something with a clip 1 (1): clip on earrings clip on noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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