Hang"er (?), n.
One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.
That by which a thing is suspended
. Especially: (a)
A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended
. (b) Mach.
A part that suspends a journal box in which shafting runs
. See Illust
. of Countershaft
A bridle iron
.<-- (d) clothes hanger -->
That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword.
A steep, wooded declivity.
© Webster 1913.