Meaning of hanger

hang•er

Pronunciation: (hang'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
  2. a part of something by which it is hung, as a loop on a garment.
  3. a contrivance on which things are hung, as a hook.
  4. a double-hinged device linking the chassis with the leaf springs on vehicles having solid axles.
  5. a light saber of the 17th and 18th centuries, often worn by sailors.
  6. a person who hangs something.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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