There are 2 definitions of hanger in English:

hanger1

Line breaks: hang¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈhaŋə
 
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noun

  • 1 [in combination] A person who hangs something: a wallpaper-hanger
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    • Decorators insist that you use their painters and wallpaper hangers, and that you buy from their show rooms.
    • Howard is equally delighted by her two wallpaper hangers, the Beswick brothers, Len and Stan.
    • Only the absolute, most experienced hangers even have a chance at doing this job.
  • 2 (also coat hanger) A shaped piece of wood, plastic, or metal with a hook at the top, from which clothes may be hung in order to keep them in shape.
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    • If the door was locked, a coat hanger or garden tool was usually used to try to hook the keys.
    • PC Flowers said that another method of stealing car or house keys was by pushing a coat hanger through letterboxes to hook keys off tables near the front doors.
    • There was a bloke with his bicycle, a bag, and - this threw me a bit - a plastic coat hanger.

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noun
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There are 2 definitions of hanger in English:

hanger2

Line breaks: hang¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈhaŋə
 
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noun

British
  • A wood on the side of a steep hill.

Origin

Old English hangra, from hangian 'hang'.

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