A device you use to hang something, like clothing, is a hanger. When your brother drops his jacket on the floor, you might remind him to put it on a hanger and hang it up in the closet.

Clothes and coat hangers are common, often made from metal or wood that's bent into a triangular shape. Other hangers include picture hangers and plant hangers — really, anything from which you can hang something is a hanger. A person who does the hanging — hanging your new wallpaper, for example — is another kind of hanger. Be careful not to confuse these hangers with a hangar, which is a garage where airplanes are kept.

Definitions of hanger

n anything from which something can be hung

clothes hanger, coat hanger, dress hanger
a hanger that is shaped like a person's shoulders and used to hang garments on
hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train; passengers hold onto it
Type of:
any device that bears the weight of another thing

n a worker who hangs something

Type of:
a person who works at a specific occupation

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