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clip-on

Syllabification: clip-on

Definition of clip-on in English:

adjective

Attached by a clip so as to be easy to fasten or remove: a clip-on bow tie
More example sentences
  • Though experts say the clip-on hair extensions are easy to work with, you can have a hairdresser apply them if you prefer.
  • I have to remove one glitzy clip-on earring every time I answer the phone.
  • Hats are in, shoes are brown and highly polished, and elasticated clip-on braces seem to be making a comeback.

noun

(usually clip-ons) Back to top  
Things, especially sunglasses or earrings, that are attached by clips.
Example sentences
  • At least the clip-ons would be attached in two places and would have less leverage and force against them.
  • He said you should not use clip-ons with any lightweight bars.
  • It also offers a very broad range of accessories including batteries, headsets, add-ons and clip-ons.

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