1. One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.
2. That by which a thing is suspended. Especially: (a) A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended. (b) Mach. A part that suspends a journal box in which shafting runs. See Illust. of Countershaft. (c) A bridle iron.
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. [Eng.]
n 1: a worker who hangs something
2: anything from which something can be hung