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hang-on

[hang-on, -awn] /ˈhæŋˌɒn, -ˌɔn/ 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.
adjective
2.
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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  • Says it's nothin' but just grit and hang-on that keeps him alive.

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln

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