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Webster 1913 Edition


Hangman

Hang′man

(hăng′man)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Hangmen
(-men)
.
One who hangs another; esp., one who makes a business of hanging; a public executioner; – sometimes used as a term of reproach, without reference to office.
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hangman

HANG'MAN

,
Noun.
One who hangs another; a public executioner; also, a term of reproach.

Definition 2022


hangman

hangman

English

Noun

hangman (countable and uncountable, plural hangmen)

  1. (countable) An executioner responsible for hanging criminals.
  2. (uncountable, games) A guessing game where one has to guess the word an opponent is thinking of by guessing one letter at a time, and involving the gradual drawing of a stick figure hanging from the gallows.

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