Hanger is a synonym of cutlass.
As nouns the difference between hanger and cutlass
is that hanger
is one who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman while cutlass
is (nautical) a short sword with a curved blade, and a convex edge; once used by sailors when boarding an enemy ship.
One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.
That by which a thing is suspended. Especially:
# A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended.
# (machines) A part that suspends a journal box in which shafting runs.
# A bridle iron
# A clothes hanger
That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword.
(UK) A steep, wooded declivity.
Not to be confused with hangar (a garage-like building for airplanes).
(nautical) A short sword with a curved blade, and a convex edge; once used by sailors when boarding an enemy ship.
A similarly shaped tool; a machete.
* short sabre