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hangar

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaŋə
 
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Definition of hangar in English:

noun

A large building with an extensive floor area, typically for housing aircraft.
Example sentences
  • Twelve Fireflies and nine Seafires from HMS Triumph armed with rockets attacked Haeju Airfield, damaging hangars and buildings, but no aircraft were sighted.
  • Latest reports say it is now the rainy season in Iraq, the tents are water-logged and troops sleeping on the floor in an aircraft hangar or in an airport until the tents dry out.
  • It was a deadly junkyard full of unexploded ordnances and mines, destroyed aircraft, hangars and gutted buildings.

verb

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House (an aircraft) in a hangar.
Example sentences
  • Here, four airships are hangared in Glynn County, Ga.
  • Accordingly the aircraft has to be hangared, shored and jigged to proper alignment position.
  • On 6 June 1928, Amelia went to Croydon Aerodrome south of London where the Avian, carrying the British civil registration G-EBUG, was hangared.

Origin

late 17th century (in the sense 'shelter'): from French; probably from Germanic bases meaning 'hamlet' and 'enclosure'.

Derivatives

hangarage

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noun
Example sentences
  • Your AUD $350.00 fee will provide entry to the competition, all tows on competition days, presentation dinner, T shirt, daily airstrip fees and hangarage in the club hangars.
  • In fact, its primary function in the days when the Army used it was to provide helicopter flight line and hangarage facilities to Fort Meade.
  • By kind permission of the RAF, Aero Vintage and Vintech personnel were allowed access to the station, hangarage was arranged and the aircraft was allowed to fly from the aerodrome.

Words that rhyme with hangar

banger, clanger, ganger, hanger, haranguer, Sanger, Stavanger

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