[hang-er] /ˈhæŋ ər/
a shoulder-shaped frame with a hook at the top, usually of wire, wood, or plastic, for draping and a garment when not in use.
a part of something by which it is , as a loop on a garment.
a contrivance on which things are , as a hook.
Automotive. a double-hinged device linking the chassis with the leaf springs on vehicles having solid axles.
a light saber of the 17th and 18th centuries, often worn by sailors.
a person who something.
a bracket designed to attach one part of a mechanical structure to another, such as the one that attaches the spring shackle of a motor car to the chassis
a wood on a steep hillside, characteristically beech growing on chalk in southern England
early 15c., “one who hangs (something),” especially “hangman;” agent noun of hang (v.). Meaning “something that is suspended” is late 15c. Meaning “thing from which something is hung” is from 1690s. Specifically of coat or dress hangers from 1873. Hanger-on is from 1540s.
cliffhanger, crape-hanger, fence-straddler, paperhanger
[hang-er-on, -awn] /ˈhæŋ ərˈɒn, -ˈɔn/ noun, plural hangers-on. 1. a person who remains in a place or attaches himself or herself to a group, another person, etc., although not wanted, especially in the hope or expectation of personal gain. noun (pl) hangers-on 1. a sycophantic follower or dependant, esp one hoping for personal gain
- Hanger steak
noun a cut of beef similar to flank or skirt steak in texture and rib-eye in flavor and from the diaphragm that hangs between the last rib and the loin; also called hanging tender , butcher’s steak , [butcher’s tenderloin], onglet Usage Note cooking
[hang-fahyuh r] /ˈhæŋˌfaɪər/ noun 1. a delay in the detonation of gunpowder or other ammunition, caused by some defect in the fuze.
noun 1. a kitelike glider consisting of a V -shaped wing underneath which the pilot is strapped: kept aloft by updrafts and guided by the pilot’s shifting body weight. noun 1. an unpowered aircraft consisting of a large cloth wing stretched over a light framework from which the pilot hangs in a harness, using a […]