clip on

clip-on

[klip-on, -awn]
adjective
1.
designed to be clipped on easily, especially by a self-attached clip: a clip-on bow tie.
noun
2.
a clip-on device, ornament, or the like.

Origin:
1905–10; adj., noun use of verb phrase clip on

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clip on
 
vb
1.  (tr) to attach by means of a clip
2.  (intr) to be attached by means of a clip: this clips on here
 
adj
3.  designed to be attached by means of a clip: a clip-on bow tie
 
pl n
4.  sunglasses designed to be clipped on to a person's spectacles

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clip-on
1909, from clip (2) + on.
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