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
  1. noun
    anything from which something can be hung
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    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
  2. noun
    a worker who hangs something
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    type of:
    a person who works at a specific occupation
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