"hangings" in the noun sense
1. hanging, wall hanging
decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
"the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"
a form of capital punishment victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
"in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment"
3. suspension, dangling, hanging
the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely
"there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
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