Pronunciation 1
  • (British) IPA: /hæŋə(ɹ)/

hanger (plural hangers)

  1. One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman, paper hanger, etc.
  2. A person who attempts suicide by hanging.
  3. That by which a thing is suspended.
    1. A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended.
    2. A bridle iron.
    3. A clothes hanger.
  4. A short and broad backsword, worn so to hang at the side, especially popular in the 18th century.
  5. (UK) A steep, wooded slope.
  6. (baseball, slang) A hanging pitch; a pitch (typically a breaking ball or slider) that is poorly executed, hence easy to hit.
  7. (Australian rules football, informal) Synonym of spectacular mark#English|spectacular mark
Translations Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈhæŋɡɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhæŋɡə/

hanger (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Hunger and anger, especially when the anger is induced by the hunger.
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Proper noun
  1. Surname

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