Hanging compass
Hanging Hang"ing, a. 1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter. ``What a hanging face!'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves. [1913 Webster]

3. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges. [1913 Webster]

{Hanging compass}, a compass suspended so that the card may be read from beneath.

{Hanging garden}, a garden sustained at an artificial elevation by any means, as by the terraces at Babylon.

{Hanging indentation}. See under {Indentation}.

{Hanging rail} (Arch.), that rail of a door or casement to which hinges are attached.

{Hanging side} (Mining), the overhanging side of an inclined or hading vein.

{Hanging sleeves}. (a) Strips of the same stuff as the gown, hanging down the back from the shoulders. (b) Loose, flowing sleeves.

{Hanging stile}. (Arch.) (a) That stile of a door to which hinges are secured. (b) That upright of a window frame to which casements are hinged, or in which the pulleys for sash windows are fastened.

{Hanging wall} (Mining), the upper wall of inclined vein, or that which hangs over the miner's head when working in the vein. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hanging — Hang ing, a. 1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter. What a hanging face! Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves. [1913 Webster] 3. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hanging garden — Hanging Hang ing, a. 1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter. What a hanging face! Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves. [1913 Webster] 3. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hanging indentation — Hanging Hang ing, a. 1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter. What a hanging face! Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves. [1913 Webster] 3. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hanging rail — Hanging Hang ing, a. 1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter. What a hanging face! Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves. [1913 Webster] 3. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hanging side — Hanging Hang ing, a. 1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter. What a hanging face! Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves. [1913 Webster] 3. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hanging sleeves — Hanging Hang ing, a. 1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter. What a hanging face! Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves. [1913 Webster] 3. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hanging stile — Hanging Hang ing, a. 1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter. What a hanging face! Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves. [1913 Webster] 3. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hanging wall — Hanging Hang ing, a. 1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter. What a hanging face! Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves. [1913 Webster] 3. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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