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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A public executioner

Usage examples (32)
  • “John Stretch is what they used to call the hangman, before we got civilized and started lopping off heads instead.”
  • And his hatred of the Emden's "hangman" is visible for a second in his blue eyes.
  • His, we fear, were 'hangman's hands,' and 'not ordained to build a temple unto peace.'
  • When interest in that waned, he started a game of "hangman" (the elementary school game of guessing a word by guessing letters). for more
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