hanger

[ hang-er ]
/ ˈhæŋ ər /

noun

a shoulder-shaped frame with a hook at the top, usually of wire, wood, or plastic, for draping and hanging a garment when not in use.
a part of something by which it is hung, as a loop on a garment.
a contrivance on which things are hung, as a hook.
Automotive. a double-hinged device linking the chassis with the leaf springs on vehicles having solid axles.
a light saber of the 17th and 18th centuries, often worn by sailors.
a person who hangs something.

Origin of hanger

1400–50; late Middle English hangere; see hang, -er1

Can be confused

hangar hanger
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hanger

/ (ˈhæŋə) /

noun

  1. any support, such as a hook, strap, peg, or loop, on or by which something may be hung
  2. See coat hanger
  1. a person who hangs something
  2. (in combination)paperhanger
a bracket designed to attach one part of a mechanical structure to another, such as the one that attaches the spring shackle of a motor car to the chassis
a wood on a steep hillside, characteristically beech growing on chalk in southern England
  1. a loop or strap on a sword belt from which a short sword or dagger was hung
  2. the weapon itself
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