Translation of "hangman" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈhæŋ.mən/ us /-mæn/ us plural -men uk /-mən/ us

a person whose job is to operate the device that kills criminals by hanging them from a rope by their necks


[ no plural ] a word game in which one player has to guess a word that the other player has thought of, by guessing the letters in it. Every timethey guess a wrong letter, part of a picture of a person being hanged is drawn, and if the picture is completed the person guessing has lost.


(Translation of “hangman” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)