Definition of hangman in English:

hangman

Syllabification: hang·man
Pronunciation: /ˈhaNGmən, -ˌman
 
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noun (plural hangmen)

  • 1An executioner who hangs condemned people.
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    • Well Diane, finally, how do you think that history will judge these people who were the hangmen?
    • Mallick comes from a family of professional hangmen - his father, D. Mallick, had hanged nearly 500 people.
    • If your community needs judges, jailers, or even hangmen, and you are qualified, he declares, sign up!
  • 1.1A game for two in which one player tries to guess the letters of a word, and failed attempts are recorded by drawing a gallows and someone hanging on it, line by line.
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    • The games include crosswords, hangman and cryptogram.
    • Use washable window markers to make colorful creations that even passers-by can enjoy, or to play endless, paper-free games like tic-tac-toe and hangman.
    • Arresting young children for a crayon drawing, not unlike the games of hangman we once all played, is the ultimate meaning and logic of Zero Tolerance.

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