Pronunciation: (hang'mun for 1; hang'man" for 2), [key]
—pl. -men. for 1.
1. a person who hangs criminals who are condemned to death; public executioner.
2. a word game in which 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 man is drawn.
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