hangman - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈhæŋmən/
singularhangman
pluralhangmen
  1. 1
    [countable] someone whose job is to kill people by hanging them
  2. 2
     

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    /ˈhæŋˌmæn/
    [uncountable] a word game in which one player has a limited number of chances to guess the other player’s word