Hangman Hang"man (h[a^]ng"man), n.; pl. {Hangmen} (-men). One who hangs another; esp., one who makes a business of hanging; a public executioner; -- sometimes used as a term of reproach, without reference to office. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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