Meaning of hang-on

hang-on

Pronunciation: (hang'on", -ôn"), [key]
— Informal. Informal.
—n.
  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.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to or denoting such an attachment: A clumsy hang-on unit supplied the air conditioning.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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