from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who grips a hanging strap or similar device for support while riding as a passenger on a bus or subway.
- n. One who uses public transportation.
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- n. A person who travels using public transportation (often standing up and holding on to a strap).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a standing subway or bus passenger who grips a hanging strap for support
- n. a commuter who uses public transportation
The video, which went viral Monday, was captured by a straphanger Friday at the 181st Street Station in Washington Heights.
To make a 30-day pass more cost-effective than a pay-per-ride card, a straphanger now needs to use it at least 50 times a month.
This situation is clearly less than ideal for elected officials, terrible for a city's environmental footprint, and worst of all for the everyday straphanger or bus rider who is already struggling to make ends meet.
Even there's one lonesome straphanger or passed-out reveler riding home at 3 in the morning, the subway's capacity expenses are basically unchanged; a discounted off-peak fare only makes the subway more competitive with taxis and cars.
The confrontation, between Sgt. Kevin Hayes and Daily News reporter Wil Cruz, occurred on Nov. 21, just hours after a crazed straphanger fatally knifed a stranger aboard a midtown D train.
New York City straphanger Stella Lombardi, on accused bioterrorists Larry Wayne Harris and William Leavitt, responding to rumors that they'd been planning to release a toxic bomb in the city's subway system "" If I don't work hard, I will go to hell, and we already have Stalin and Lenin very well placed there, so they may torture me. ''
UPTOWN -- As we go around a corner, a straphanger t ...
UPTOWN -- As we go around a corner, a straphanger tries out his newest sport: accordian bus turntable surfing.
Underground Railway when a lady complained that a straphanger was standing on her foot.
And one straphanger spoke for thousands when he described his L train commute as, "a nightmare from hell."