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Hangman may refer to:

Common meanings[edit]

  • Hangman, an executioner who carries out a death sentence by hanging
  • Hangman (game), a game of guessing a word or phrase one letter at a time

Arts and entertainment[edit]



  • Hangman cliffs, on the north coast of Devon, England
  • Hangman Island, in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States
  • Hangman Creek, a variant name for Latah Creek, in Washington and Idaho, United States


  • "The Hangman", nickname of Reinhard Heydrich (1904-1942), German Nazi, one of the main architects of the Holocaust
  • "Hangman Hawley", nickname of Henry Hawley (c. 1679-1759), British Army lieutenant general
  • Hangman Hughes (born 1974), ring name of Canadian professional wrestler Mike Hughes
  • "Hangman" Bobby Jaggers, ring name of American professional wrestler Robert F. Jeaudoin (1948-2012)

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