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Definition of "hanger" []

  • One who hangs something: a house painter who also works as a paperhanger. (noun)
  • A contrivance to which something hangs or by which something is hung, as: (noun)
  • A device around which a garment is draped for hanging from a hook or rod. (noun)
  • A loop or strap by which something is hung. (noun)
  • A bracket on the spring shackle of a motor vehicle, designed to hold it to the chassis. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hanger" in a sentence
  • "Or if you want your name in B&C or P&Y record books, a wall hanger is a success."
  • "With the arm not inside the shirts, grab a hanger from the pile."
  • "The “Genius Lasts Longer than Beauty” clothes hanger is really cool: a statement mixed with something practical, a thing to reflect about on your way to work."