1. One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.
2. That by which a thing is suspended. Especially: a strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended.
(Science: machinery) a part that suspends a journal box in which shafting runs.
a bridle iron.
3. That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword.
4. A steep, wooded declivity.