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noun (pl=hangmen, s, -)
  1. (countable) An executioner responsible for hanging criminals.
    • 1606, w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, wikisource:The Tragedy of Macbeth, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act II Scene II
    • :One cried, "God bless us!" and "Amen" the other,
    • :As they had seen me with these 's hands.
      1. (uncountable) A guessing game where one has to guess the word an opponent is thinking of by guessing one letter at a time, and involving the gradual drawing of a stick figure hanging from the gallows.
Translations: 
  • French: bourreau
  • Spanish: verdugo

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