hangman's rope


hangman's rope
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  • hangman's rope — noun a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging • Syn: ↑hangman s halter, ↑halter, ↑hemp, ↑hempen necktie • Derivationally related forms: ↑halter (for: ↑halter) …   Useful english dictionary

  • hangman's halter — noun a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging • Syn: ↑hangman s rope, ↑halter, ↑hemp, ↑hempen necktie • Derivationally related forms: ↑halter (for: ↑halter) …   Useful english dictionary

  • rope — n 1. cord, line, cable, wire rope, twist; cordage, roping, rigging, sennit, tackle; hawser, halyard, guy, painter, bowline; leader, lead, rein, longe; clothesline. 2. lasso, lariat, riata, bola. 3. noose, hangman s rope, hemp, hempen collar, Inf …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Hangman (Marvel Comics) — Hangman is the name of two fictional characters in the Marvel Universe.Harlan KruegerSuperherobox| caption= comic color=background:#ff8080 character name=Hangman real name=Harlan Krueger species= publisher=Marvel Comics debut= Werewolf by Night… …   Wikipedia

  • Hangman's knot — The hangman s knot or hangman s noose (also known as a collar during Elizabethan times) is a well known knot most often associated with its use in hanging. For a hanging, the knot of the rope is typically placed under or just behind the left ear …   Wikipedia

  • Hangman (DC Comics) — The Hangman is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Universe and an early enemy of Batman. The killer is featured in the comic book limited series .Plot overviewHangman is a serial killer who murders police officers on every holiday of …   Wikipedia

  • rope — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. cord, line; hawser, painter, lanyard; lasso, riata; hangman s noose, execution; string, twist. See filament. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. cord, cordage, braiding, string, thread, strand, line, tape, lace,… …   English dictionary for students

  • rope — roper, n. ropelike, adj. /rohp/, n., v., roped, roping. n. 1. a strong, thick line or cord, commonly one composed of twisted or braided strands of hemp, flax, or the like, or of wire or other material. 2. a lasso. 3. ropes, a. the cords used to… …   Universalium

  • rope — I. /roʊp / (say rohp) noun 1. a strong, thick line or cord, commonly one composed of twisted or braided strands of hemp, flax, or the like, or of wire or other material. 2. (plural) the cords used to enclose a boxing ring or other space. 3. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rope — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rāp; akin to Old High German reif hoop Date: before 12th century 1. a. a large stout cord of strands of fibers or wire twisted or braided together b. a long slender strip of material used as… …   New Collegiate Dictionary