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Hanger or hangers may refer to:


  • Clothes hanger, a device in the shape of human shoulders or legs used to hang clothes on
  • Casing hanger, part of a wellhead assembly in oil drilling
  • Derailleur hanger, a slot in a bicycle frame where the derailleur bolt attaches
  • Tie (engineering), a type of structural member
  • Hanger, part of a skateboard
  • Hanger, a sword similar to a cutlass, used by woodsmen and soldiers in 17th to 18th centuries
  • A hanger, a vertical cable or rod connecting the roadway of a suspension bridge to the bridge's main cable or arch


  • Mostyn Hanger (1908–1980), judge, chief justice of Queensland, Australia, and administrator of Queensland
  • Percy Hanger (1889–1939), English footballer


  • Hanger Lane, a stretch of the North Circular Road in London, England
  • Hanger River or Anger River, a river in west central Ethiopia
  • Hangers Way, a 21-mile long-distance footpath through Hampshire, England


  • Hanger (barbershop music), a long note sung by one voice in a barbershop music song
  • Monkey hanger, a British term for people from Hartlepool, England
  • Hanger, or specky, a slang term for spectacular mark in Australian rules football
  • Hangers, American slang for large, pendulous breasts

Other uses[edit]

  • Hanger (film) a 2009 horror film
  • Hanger steak, a tender cut of steak
  • Hanger, Inc., prosthetic and orthotic provider in the United States
  • An old English word for a wooded slope from the Old English word hangra, preserved in English place names such as Hanger Lane

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