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hanger1

Line breaks: hang¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈhaŋə
 
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noun

1 [in combination] A person who hangs something: a wallpaper-hanger
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with hanger

banger, clanger, ganger, hangar, haranguer, Sanger, Stavanger

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hanger2

Line breaks: hang¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈhaŋə
 
/

noun

British
A wood on the side of a steep hill.

Origin

Old English hangra, from hangian 'hang'.

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