- a shoulder-shaped frame with a hook at the top, usually of wire, wood, or plastic, for draping and hanging a garment when not in use.
- a part of something by which it is hung, as a loop on a garment.
- a contrivance on which things are hung, 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 hangs something.
- any support, such as a hook, strap, peg, or loop, on or by which something may be hung
- See coat hanger
- a person who hangs something
- (in combination)paperhanger
- 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
- a loop or strap on a sword belt from which a short sword or dagger was hung
- the weapon itself
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.