(uncountable, games) A guessing game where one has to guess the word an opponent is thinking of by guessing one letter at a time, and involving the gradual drawing of a stick figure hanging from the gallows.
An executioner who hangs criminals condemned to death.
Hangman Sentence Examples
James caused it to be burned by the common hangman, and forbade its perusal under the 'severest penalties, complaining bitterly at the same time to Philip III.
My wife was as nervous as a hangman's customer.
On the question board at Bawarla, I brought along a test and we played hangman.
A fifth, Louis Lingg, cheated the hangman by killing himself in prison.