- An ending or stopping point calculated to leave a story unresolved, to create suspense
Translations: Etymology: From cliff + hang + -er, evoking the image of someone left hanging from a cliff, thereby having an uncertain fate.
- w:Stephen King, Stephen King's novel w:The Waste Lands, The Waste Lands ended in a terrible cliffhanger.
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