noun, plural hang·men. for 1.
- hanging stile,
- hanging valley,
- hanging wall,
- hangman's fracture,
- hangman's knot,
Origin of hangman
Examples from the Web for hangman
All I said was that if he had been my ancestor instead of yours, you would have called him a hangman.The Opinions of a Philosopher|Robert Grant
Hangman to thy taske, for I am readie for the vtmost of thy rigor.
I believe that we even had our own hangman, but as none of my friends ever had occasion for his services I did not inquire.Memoirs|Charles Godfrey Leland
The hangman finished the work on those who had escaped the sword.Spenser|R. W. Church
At the end of this walk is the Hangman's Cottage, a small brick building with a roof-covering of thatch.The Heart of Wessex|Sidney Heath