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Definition of hangman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    hangman

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈhæŋmən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæŋmən//
     
    (pl. hangmen
    BrE BrE//ˈhæŋmən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæŋmən//
     
    )
     
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  1. 1[countable] a man whose job is to hang criminals
  2. 2[uncountable] a game in which one player chooses a word and the other players try to guess it, letter by letter. Each time they guess wrongly, the first person draws one part of a man being hanged. The other players have to guess the word before the drawing is complete.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hangman