Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0196-2;
A roach clip is a clip, or other form of holder which is employed to hold onto the stub of a cigarette, usually a joint, that in this context is termed a roach, without burning the lips or fingers, and to facilitate passing the cigarette to others without dropping it. The actual word "Roachclip" was granted as a registered trademark of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to Matthew Leitz on December 27, 2005. The official registered use is a "Toy roach with a clip attached so it may be worn as a pin or used as a prank to scare a friend". In US and Canadian slang a roach is a term for the remainder of a joint or blunt after most has been smoked. A roach can be smoked further through use of a roach clip, or by stuffing it in the screened crater of a one hitter or in a bong or pipe. Roaches are yellowish-brown by the build-up of resin. In the UK it refers to the cardboard filter that is used at the end of the joint that is placed in...
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