hangers

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hanger \Hang"er\ (-[~e]r), noun

1. One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.

2. That by which a thing is suspended. Especially: (a) A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended. (b) (Mach.) A part that suspends a journal box in which shafting runs. See Illust. of {Countershaft}. (c) A bridle iron.

3. That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword.

4. A steep, wooded declivity. [Eng.] --Gilbert White.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bridle iron \Bri"dle i'ron\ (Arch.) A strong flat bar of iron, so bent as to support, as in a stirrup, one end of a floor timber, etc., where no sufficient bearing can be had; -- called also {stirrup} and {hanger}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

hanger

noun

1: a worker who hangs something

2: anything from which something can be hung


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