- a person who hangs things: often in comb.: a paperhanger
- Rare a hangman; executioner
- a thing that hangs down
- Historical a short sword hung from the belt
- a thing on which or by means of which objects are, or can be, hung; specif.,
- a hook, chain, rope, strap, bracket, etc. for this purpose
- a small frame on which a garment is hung to keep it in shape
- One who hangs something: a house painter who also works as a paperhanger.
- A contrivance to which something hangs or by which something is hung, as:a. A device around which a garment is draped for hanging from a hook or rod.b. A loop or strap by which something is hung.
- A bracket on the spring shackle of a motor vehicle, designed to hold it to the chassis.
- A decorative strip of cloth hung on a garment or wall.
- A short sword that may be hung from a belt.
- One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.
- That by which a thing is suspended. Especially:
- A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended.
- (machines) A part that suspends a journal box in which shafting runs.
- A bridle iron
- A clothes hanger
- That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword.
- (UK) A steep, wooded declivity.
Not to be confused with hangar (a garage-like building for airplanes).