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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A standing subway or bus passenger who grips a hanging loop for support; A commuter who uses public transportation.

Usage examples (31)
  • Underground Railway when a lady complained that a straphanger was standing on her foot.
  • The video, which went viral Monday, was captured by a straphanger Friday at the 181st Street Station in Washington Heights.
  • To make a 30-day pass more cost-effective than a pay-per-ride card, a straphanger now needs to use it at least 50 times a month.
  • This situation is clearly less than ideal for elected officials, terrible for a city's environmental footprint, and worst of all for the everyday straphanger or bus... for more
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