Part of speech: noun

That which hangs, or on which something is hung; a short cut and thrust sword.

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Usage examples "hanger":

  1. " Did you mean to let all those barrels off, and then go in and finish the wounded with that terrible hanger? - "Barren Honour: A Novel", George A. Lawrence.
  2. His dress was most extraordinary- a scarlet robe with a crimson hanger. - "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", Augustus J. C. Hare.
  3. I haven't the time- I tell you frankly- to be a tame cat and a hanger- on and one of your collection! - "The Twelfth Hour", Ada Leverson.