hang·​er | \ ?ha?-?r How to pronounce hanger (audio) \

Definition of hanger

1 : one that hangs or causes to be hung or hanged
2 : something that hangs, overhangs, or is suspended: such as
a : a decorative strip of cloth
b : a small sword formerly used by seamen
c chiefly British : a small wood on steeply sloping land
3 : a device by which or to which something is hung or hangs: such as
a : a strap on a sword belt by which a sword or dagger can be suspended
b : a loop by which a garment is hung up
c : a device that fits inside or around a garment for hanging from a hook or rod

Examples of hanger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With air plants softly swaying from their hangers in the window and colorful cards and prints lining the wall, a variety of treasures—including small-batch candles and hand-sewn throw pillows—abound in the Anthropologie-esque shop. Made from a mixture of plastic and other ocean debris, Mouret's aim is for BLUE? to replace the single-use plastic hangers utilized only during the transport of clothing from the factory to the retailer. Using the pant clips from the clothes hanger is genius! The creature that stepped into the room was ghoulish, insectile: a woman of indeterminate age, malnourished, her single piece of clothing (a long T-shirt printed with cartoon characters) dangling from the wire hanger of her shoulder blades. Today, Bain houses his 26-year-old Glasair III in a hanger at the Boerne Stage Airfield, taking to the skies almost every weekend. When done, tie a string hanger to the top around a loom stick and display in a window or on your front door. Phyllis Sharp, 78, found a hanger from Maryland-based All Financial Services on her doorknob in 2011. But don’t be fooled: the actress is more than just a winsome clothes hanger.

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First Known Use of hanger

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hanger.” The magdaesterli.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., http://magdaesterli.com/dictionary/hanger. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of hanger

: a usually curved piece of metal, plastic, or wood that is used for hanging clothing


hang·​er | \ ?ha?-?r How to pronounce hanger (audio) \

Kids Definition of hanger

: a device on which something hangs a clothes hanger

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