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English definition of “hangman”

hangman

noun [C] (PERSON)    /ˈhæŋ.mən/ /-mæn/ (plural -men   /-mən/   )
a person whose job is to operate the device that kills criminals by hanging them from a rope by their necksDeath penalties
(Definition of hangman noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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