Examples from the Web for hanger
It was all about how much you can look like a hanger on the runway.Brooklyn Decker on Her ‘Horrible’ Modeling Experiences, Marriage, and Cracking Hollywood|Marlow Stern|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A hanger found in a driveway in the 1500 block of Sixth Street caused suspicion.In Oregon, No Silly Call Is Too Small for Papers’ Police Blotters|Kelly Williams Brown|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That same day, Hanger pulled over a beat-up Mercury Marquis with no license plates cruising down a highway headed to Kansas.Oklahoma City Bombing’s Unanswered Questions in New Book|Michael Isikoff|April 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"No... no... no...," she said as she slid each garment aside on its hanger.
He drew his hanger; and for that instant his sun was at noon.Peter and Wendy|James Matthew Barrie
One of them came up almost to my face, whereupon I rose in a fright, and drew out my hanger to defend myself.The Children's Hour, v 5. Stories From Seven Old Favorites|Eva March Tappan
"Precisely," Hanger continued, as we proceeded towards the door.The Cockaynes in Paris|Blanchard Jerrold
The other was square-built, with pistols in his belt, and a hanger at his side.
He removed a suit coat from a hanger and left the office with it under his arm.A Mixture of Genius|Arnold Castle
British Dictionary definitions for hanger
- any support, such as a hook, strap, peg, or loop, on or by which something may be hung
- See coat hanger
- a person who hangs something
- (in combination)paperhanger
- a loop or strap on a sword belt from which a short sword or dagger was hung
- the weapon itself
Word Origin and History for hanger
early 15c., "one who hangs (something)," especially "hangman;" agent noun of hang (v.). Meaning "something that is suspended" is late 15c. Meaning "thing from which something is hung" is from 1690s. Specifically of coat or dress hangers from 1873. Hanger-on is from 1540s.