[ strap-hang-er ]
/ ˈstræpˌhæŋ ər /
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a passenger who stands in a crowded bus or subway train and holds onto a strap or other support suspended from above.
any user of such public transportation.
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Polite Straphanger (to lady who has been standing on his toes for a considerable time).
Straphanger (in first-class compartment, to first-class passenger).Mr. Punch's Life in London|Various
British Dictionary definitions for straphanger
/ (ˈstræpˌhæŋə) /
informal a passenger in a bus, train, etc, who has to travel standing, esp by holding on to a strap
Derived forms of straphangerstraphanging, noun
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