hangman

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

hang·man

noun \ˈhaŋ-mən\

: a person who kills criminals by hanging them

Full Definition of HANGMAN

1
:  one who hangs a condemned person; also :  a public executioner
2
:  a game in which the object is for one player to guess the letters of an unknown word before the player who knows the word creates a stick figure of a hanged man by drawing one line for each incorrect guess

First Known Use of HANGMAN

14th century

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