- un·der·hang·man, noun, plural un·der·hang·men.
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How to use hangman in a sentence
Plus hanging with a specific hangman never stopped and still is used in New Hampshire and Washington State.
Parliament of England ordered the Book of Sports to be burned by the common hangman.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The solemn league and covenant burned by the common hangman at London, and afterwards throughout the country.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
But now the hangman smokes, and the criminal condemned to death smokes before being hanged.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
How refinedly brutal is this constant care lest the hangman be robbed of his prey!Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
This day among other stories he told me how despicable a thing it is to be a hangman in Poland, although it be a place of credit.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete | Samuel Pepys
British Dictionary definitions for hangman
an official who carries out a sentence of hanging on condemned criminals
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