straphanger

noun strap·hang·er \ ˈstrap-ˌhaŋ-ər \
Updated on: 5 Jan 2018

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

straphang

play \-ˌhaŋ\ intransitive verb

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First Known Use of straphanger

1896

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