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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.
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It was founded in 1960 by Duke Boyd, a young surfer who was inspired by the ultimate surfing technique Hanging Ten, which means hanging all ten toes over the nose of a long board.
Cody Maverick may be an amateur when it comes to hanging ten, but he's sure he has what it takes to be the best surfer.
I always imagined myself hanging ten in Devon or Cornwall, rather than Northumberland, but I discovered that Bamburgh, along with the nearby beaches in Seahouses and Beadnell, is something of wave-riding hotspot.