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attributive Denoting a garment designed to be pulled on easily, without needing to be fastened.‘pull-on trousers with an elastic waist’
- ‘Another option is a pull-on skirt - choose either a straight or softly flowing style.’
- ‘In the last few years, diaper makers have added larger sizes and created a new growth area with so-called training pants, which are pull-on diapers for older toddlers.’
- ‘When you're in a rush, reach for pull-on styles that kids can put on without much assistance instead of clothes with cumbersome buttons and snaps.’
- ‘I had been working my way through the pile and that morning I had put on a comfortable, simply cut pull-on dress with a soft collar like they have on rugby shirts.’
- ‘Here they provide pull-on boot covers, so you don't muddy the floor or have to unlace; a very good idea.’
A pull-on garment.
- ‘For men, the leather soled Chelsea boot zip-up or pull-on is the boot to have.’
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