What does the word hangman mean?

Usage examples for hangman

  1. But Tom walked forth apparently as sober as a judge, and as melancholy as a hangman. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  2. On September 27th, 1650, Clarkson's Single Eye: all Light, no Darkness, was condemned to be burnt by the hangman; and Clarkson himself not only sent to the House of Correction for a month, but sentenced to be banished after that for life under a penalty of death if he returned. – Books Condemned to be Burnt by James Anson Farrer
  3. I would not have minded blowing up the British government- that I could have done myself without any more sting of conscience than the hangman feels; but soldiers and seamen fight fairly and openly for their country's honor and rights, as they understand those things, and they should be met in the same manner. – The Old Bell Of Independence; Or, Philadelphia In 1776 by Henry C. Watson