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Definition of hanging noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the practice of killing someone as a punishment by putting a rope around their neck and hanging them from a high place; an occasion when this happens to sentence someone to death by hanging public hangings
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] a large piece of material that is hung on a wall for decoration wall hangings
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