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hang

[haŋ]
(ordnance)
To lock the receiver or bolt of a gun in an open position.

hang

(1)
To wait for an event that will never occur. "The system is hanging because it can't read from the crashed drive". See wedged, hung.

hang

(2)
To wait for some event to occur; to hang around until something happens. "The program displays a menu and then hangs until you type a character." Compare block.

hang

(3)
To attach a peripheral device, especially in the construction "hang off": "We're going to hang another tape drive off the file server." Implies a device attached with cables, rather than something that is strictly inside the machine's chassis.
References in classic literature ?
Now, out upon thee, young man," cried the Palmer, "that thou shouldst speak so when a good stout man is to be hanged for nothing but guarding his own life
Then all was bustle in Nottingham Town and crowds filled the streets, for all knew that the famous Will Stutely was to be hanged that day.
I crave no weapon, but let me not be meanly hanged this day.
Now I will make a jest of thee and a sorry jest withal, for I will quarter thee limb from limb, after thou art hanged.
Comminges had arrested one of the ringleaders and had ordered him to be hanged near the cross of Du Trahoir; but in attempting to execute this command the soldiery were attacked in the market-place with stones and halberds; the delinquent had escaped to the Rue des Lombards and rushed into a house.
Chairman Islamic Ideological Council said the convict should be hanged inside the jail.
British fascist William Joyce, who was hanged for treason in 1946.
After strangulation or throttling persons may be hanged, complete suspension in the absence of platform raises a presumption of murder, as gross injuries will be caused to the neck structure following Strangulation by a ligature and Throttling.
press photo The Kurdish Globe Based on latest reports, a 43-old man was hanged in front of his family members at Sari prison in Iran on June 17.
Mumbai: Former union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Sunday rejected National Conference leader Omar Abdullah's claim that Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged for "political reasons" by the United Progressive Alliance(UPA) government.
Let's just look at the Carl Bridgewater case, after which Mr Tyndale would have hanged four innocent men.
A 24-year-old Omani hanged himself to death on Tuesday morning in his house in the Al Aqula area of Kalba.