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. (c)

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.


Gilbert White.


© Webster 1913.