1. One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.
  2. That by which a thing is suspended. Especially:
    1. A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended.
    2. A part that suspends a journal box in which shafting runs.
    3. A bridle iron
    4. A clothes hanger
  3. That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword.
  4. A steep, wooded declivity.

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