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Webster 1913 Edition


Hanger

Hang′er

(-ẽr)
,
Noun.
1.
One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.
2.
That by which a thing is suspended.
Especially:
(a)
A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended.
(b)
(Mach.)
A part that suspends a journal box in which shafting runs. See Illust. of
Countershaft
.
(c)
A bridle iron.
3.
That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword.
4.
A steep, wooded declivity.
[Eng.]
Gilbert White.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hanger

HANG'ER

,
Noun.
That by which a thing is suspended.
1.
A short broad sword, incurvated towards the point.
2.
One that hangs, or causes to be hanged.

Definition 2022


hanger

hanger

See also: hangër and hänger

English

Noun

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. A bridle iron.
    3. 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. (Britain) A steep, wooded slope.
  5. (baseball, slang) A hanging pitch; a pitch (typically a breaking ball or slider) that is poorly executed hence easy to hit.

Usage notes

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

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: han‧ger

Etymology

From hangen + -er

Noun

hanger m (plural hangers, diminutive hangertje n)

  1. hanger
  2. jewel that hangs