hanger

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hanger (plural hangers)

  1. One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.
  2. That by which a thing is suspended. Especially:
    1. A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended.
    2. (machines) A part that suspends a journal box in which shafting runs.
    3. A bridle iron
    4. A clothes hanger
  3. That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword.
    • 1819, Washington Irving, The Sketch Book, Rip Van Winkle:
      He was a stout old gentleman, with a weather-beaten countenance; he wore a laced doublet, broad belt and hanger, high-crowned hat and feather, red stockings, and high-heeled shoes, with roses in them.
  4. (UK) A steep, wooded declivity.

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with hangar (a garage-like building for airplanes).

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Etymology[edit]

From hangen +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: han‧ger

Noun[edit]

hanger m (plural hangers, diminutive hangertje n)

  1. hanger
  2. jewel that hangs