Meaning of “hanging” in the English Dictionary

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"hanging" in American English

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hangingnoun [ C/U ]

/ˈhæŋ·ɪŋ/

the practice of killing someone by dropping them down suddenly with a rope tied around the neck:

[ C ] He was present at the hangings of dozens of outlaws in the 1860s.

(Definition of “hanging” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)