Definition of hanger
2 : something that hangs, overhangs, or is suspended: such asa : a decorative strip of clothb : a small sword formerly used by seamenc chiefly British : a small wood on steeply sloping land
3 : a device by which or to which something is hung or hangs: such asa : a strap on a sword belt by which a sword or dagger can be suspendedb : a loop by which a garment is hung upc : a device that fits inside or around a garment for hanging from a hook or rod
Recent Examples of hanger from the Web
Those tests will take place at the Mojave Air and Space Port where the hanger is located.
Last month, it was reported that Google cofounder Sergey Brin was secretly building an airship in a hanger on NASA's Moffett Field.
Nikki is suspicious and enters her room and equips herself with a coat hanger.
Empire is finally back — and thank goodness, especially after that crazy cliff-hanger we were left with last season.
Rasputin is sharply drawn and unmistakable; the courtiers and hangers-on he bedazzled, less so.
Koda taught Bolton to think of mannequins not as hangers but as proxies for the body.
Some researchers question whether dogs experience feelings like love and loyalty, or whether their winning ways are just a matter of instincts that evolved because being a hanger-on is an easier way to make a living than running down elk.
A collection of five wooden hangers started at $25 and is up to $300 after 18 bids.
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First Known Use of hanger
HANGER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of hanger for Students
: a device on which something hangs a clothes hanger
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