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hangman

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaŋmən
 
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Definition of hangman in English:

noun (plural hangmen)

1An executioner who hangs condemned people.
Example sentences
  • 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!
1.1 [mass noun] A game for two in which one player tries to guess the letters of a word, the other player recording failed attempts by drawing a gallows and someone hanging on it, line by line.
Example sentences
  • 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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