come-along

noun \ ˈkəm-ə-ˌlȯŋ \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of come-along

: a small portable winch usually consisting of a cable attached to a hand-operated ratchet

First Known Use of come-along

1891


come along

verb

Definition of come along

intransitive verb
1 : to accompany someone who leads the way
  • asked me to come along on the trip
2 : to make progress
  • work is coming along well
3 : to make an appearance
  • won't just marry the first man that comes along

Examples of come along in a Sentence

  1. our backyard makeover is coming along nicely

First Known Use of come along

1559


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