- One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.
- That by which a thing is suspended.
- A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended.
- A part that suspends a journal box in which shafting runs. See Illust. of Countershaft.
- A bridle iron.
- That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword.
- A steep, wooded declivity.