hanger

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noun hang·er \ˈhaŋ-ər\

Definition of hanger

  1. 1 :  one that hangs or causes to be hung or hanged

  2. 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. 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

15th Century

First Known Use of hanger

15th century



HANGER Defined for English Language Learners

hanger

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noun hang·er \ˈhaŋ-ər\

Definition of hanger for English Language Learners

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


HANGER Defined for Kids

hanger

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noun hang·er \ˈhaŋ-ər\

Definition of hanger for Students

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


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