noun, plural hang·men. for 1.
a person who hangs
criminals who are condemned to death; public executioner.
a word game
one player selects a word
that the other player must guess by supplying each of its letters: for each incorrect guess a part of a stick figure of a hanged
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English; Related forms
un·der·hang·man, noun, plural un·der·hang·men.