[hang-er-on, -awn] /ˈhæŋ ərˈɒn, -ˈɔn/
noun, plural hangers-on.
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
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 […]
noun 1. the sport of launching oneself from a cliff or a steep incline and soaring through the air by means of a hang glider.