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straphanger

noun strap·hang·er \ˈstrap-ˌhaŋ-ər\

Definition of STRAPHANGER

:  a standing passenger in a subway, streetcar, bus, or train who clings for support to one of the short straps or similar devices placed along the aisle
strap·hang \-ˌhaŋ\ intransitive verb

First Known Use of STRAPHANGER

1905

Other Transportation Terms

camber, corduroy, demurrage, milestone

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