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[hang-er] /ˈhæŋ ər/
a shed or shelter.
any relatively wide structure used for housing airplanes or airships.
verb (used with or without object)
to keep (an aircraft) in a hangar:
She spent a fortune hangaring her plane.
Origin of hangar
1850-55; < French: shed, hangar, Middle French, probably < Old Low Franconian *haimgard fence around a group of buildings, equivalent to haim small village (see hamlet1) + gard yard2
Can be confused
hangar, hanger. Unabridged
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  • For a couple of weeks he hangared the heli at once, after each patrol, and Nance always was there to meet him as he did so.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • The swift fighters are hangared on this side of the field, so you need not worry about having to steal a huge bomber.

    Dave Dawson with the R.A.F R. Sidney Bowen
British Dictionary definitions for hangared


a large workshop or building for storing and maintaining aircraft
Word Origin
C19: from French: shed, perhaps from Medieval Latin angārium shed used as a smithy, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for hangared



1852, "shed for carriages," from French hangar "shed," probably from Middle French hanghart (14c.), perhaps an alteration of Middle Dutch *ham-gaerd "enclosure near a house" [Barnhart], or from Medieval Latin angarium "shed in which horses are shod" [Gamillscheg, Klein]. Sense of "covered shed for airplanes" first recorded in English 1902, from French use in that sense.

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