Immediately, the wait staff donned the face masks that had been dangling around their necks and slid on rubber gloves.
At first he tried to cover it up, by crossing his hands in front of him and sort of dangling his fingers in front of the area.
I am not good at cutting my losses; I am webbed in all around by dangling threads.
1590s, probably from Scandinavian (cf. Danish dangle, Swedish dangla "to swing about," Norwegian dangla), perhaps via North Frisian dangeln. Related: Dangled; dangling.