Hanger vs Cutlass - What's the difference?

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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.

hanger

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
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  • (UK) A steep, wooded declivity.
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  • Usage notes

    Not to be confused with hangar (a garage-like building for airplanes).

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    cutlass

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia cutlass) (es)
  • (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.
  • Synonyms

    * cuttoe * hanger * short sabre

    Derived terms

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