Definition of Hanger

1. Noun. A worker who hangs something.

Generic synonyms: Worker
Derivative terms: Hang



2. Noun. Anything from which something can be hung.
Specialized synonyms: Clothes Hanger, Coat Hanger, Dress Hanger, Strap
Generic synonyms: Support
Derivative terms: Hang

Definition of Hanger

1. n. One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.

Definition of Hanger

1. Noun. One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman. ¹

2. Noun. That by which a thing is suspended. Especially: ¹

3. Noun. That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword. ¹

4. Noun. ''(England):'' A steep, wooded declivity. Gilbert White ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hanger

1. one that hangs [n -S] - See also: hangs

Medical Definition of Hanger

1. 1. One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman. 2. That by which a thing is suspended. Especially: A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended. A part that suspends a journal box in which shafting runs. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hanger

hangarage
hangared
hangaring
hangarless
hangarlike
hangars
hangashore
hangashores
hangbird
hangbirds
hangdog
hangdogs
hanged
hanged, drawn and quartered
hanged by a thread
hanger (current term)
hanger-on
hangerless
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hangers-on
hangeth
hangfire
hangfires
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hangin'
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hanging-block culture
hanging about
hanging around
hanging ball

Literary usage of Hanger

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1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"Beam hanger. A contrivance serving the purpose of a stirrup, ... Door hanger. A hanger for the support of a sliding door, especially such a door when hung ..."

2. The Car-builder's Dictionary: An Illustrated Vocabulary of Terms which ...by Master Car-Builders' Association, Matthias Nace Forney, Arthur Mellen Wellington, Leander Garey, Calvin A. Smith by Master Car-Builders' Association, Matthias Nace Forney, Arthur Mellen Wellington, Leander Garey, Calvin A. Smith (1895)
"Generally made in the form of a double loop. Hand-wheel. hanger. 1. Webster. ... Brake-beam adjusting hanger. Berth curtain-rod hanger Brake-hanger. ..."

3. Valve-gears by Henry Wilson Spangler (1890)
"The hanger.—There is one other point to be considered, and that is the position of the upper end of the- hanger by means of which the link is moved, ..."

4. River Discharge: Prepared for the Use of Engineers and Students by John Clayton Hoyt, Nathan Clifford Grover (1916)
"The hanger and Weights.—When suspended by a cable, the meter is hung by a screw-bolt (22) on a steel stem (23) which passes through a slot in the stem of ..."

5. Car Builders' Cyclopedia of American Practice by American Railway Association, Master Car Builders' Association, Mechanical Division, Association of American Railroads (1903)
"hanger, i. "That by which a thing is suspended."—Webster. 2. ... A SWING hanger, which see. HANGING BOARDS, OR MEAT TIMBERS (Refrigerator Car). ..."

6. Car Builders' Cyclopedia of American Practice by American Railway Association, Master Car Builders' Association, Mechanical Division, Association of American Railroads (1881)
"hanger. 1. " That by which a thing is suspended."— Webster. 2. ... Hat-cord hanger. A metal eye, or fastening, by which a hat-cord is attached to the ..."

7. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"I know nothing of this hanger except what is stated in the ... Without wishing to injure the reputation of the hanger, I do not think this is as good a ..."

8. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1912)
"The drivers wear also in the sockets of the arms that hold the hanger-boxes, L. This wear could be taken up by making the casting ..."

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