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hanger

noun hang·er \ˈhaŋ-ər\

: a usually curved piece of metal, plastic, or wood that is used for hanging clothing

Full Definition of HANGER

1
:  one that hangs or causes to be hung or hanged
2
:  something that hangs, overhangs, or is suspended: as
a :  a decorative strip of cloth
b :  a small sword formerly used by seamen
c chiefly British :  a small wood on steeply sloping land
3
:  a device by which or to which something is hung or hangs: as
a :  a strap on a sword belt by which a sword or dagger can be suspended
b :  a loop by which a garment is hung up
c :  a device that fits inside or around a garment for hanging from a hook or rod

First Known Use of HANGER

15th century

Rhymes with HANGER

HANGER Defined for Kids

hanger

noun hang·er \ˈhaŋ-ər\

Definition of HANGER for Kids

:  a device on which something hangs <a clothes hanger>
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