from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A garment easily donned or removed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Describing a garment that can be pulled on without adjusting fasteners such as buttons or zippers.
  • n. a garment that can be pulled on without adjusting fasteners such as buttons or zippers. A pull-on.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of overcoat worn upon the shoulders in the manner of a cloak.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an article of clothing (garment or shoe) that is easily slipped on or off
  • v. put on with ease or speed


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  • I could go drool over the tri-color slip-on checkerboards that I wanted to get so bad.

    GORF | My[confined]Space

  • Culpeper wears slip-on loafers to the airport, keeps his keys and loose change in a separate zipper pouch in his carryon.

    A Killing in the Market

  • "Have a dedicated pocket on your rollaway for your wallet and phone so you can slip those in and out right before and after security," and "always put your (slip-on) shoes before your computer, before your bag" on the screening conveyor belt, suggests Reitman, who spent much of this fall in transit courtesy of a promotional tour for Up in the Air.

    Up in the air with director Jason Reitman

  • For shoes, a wingtip, rather than a slip-on, which would be more day and casual, he says.

    Ace the School Reunion

  • Or experiment with the Toe-kini, a slip-on cushion for the ball of the foot.

    Wanted for Assault

  • You could also slip some shims inside the slip-on to see if that helps too.

    Shouldering a shotgun

  • I added a slip-on recoil pad and it has worked great.

    Shouldering a shotgun

  • Then think about restocking it if you don't like the looks of slip-on.

    Shouldering a shotgun

  • You can buy a slip-on recoil pad at any gunshop/outdoors store.

    Shouldering a shotgun

  • If that helps but doesn't quite do it, try cutting some shims from Masonite hardboard and slip them inside the slip-on before slipping it on.

    Shouldering a shotgun


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