What does the word dangle mean?

Usage examples for dangle

  1. The reins hang on the neck of his steed, whose head may be said to dangle from its shoulders, so nearly does its nose approach the ground. – The Settler and the Savage by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. Above him was the commandant, sword in one hand and revolver in the other, but as the active little man poised for an instant on the top of the parapet and fired into the trench at his feet, he threw up his arms and pitched backward, Dennis dropping his weapon to dangle at his wrist, and catching him as he fell at the foot of the obstacle. – With Haig on the Somme by D. H. Parry
  3. The Arms of Oxford dangle! – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood