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fairing

[ fair-ing ]
/ ˈfɛər ɪŋ /
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noun
a structure on the exterior of an aircraft or boat, for reducing drag.
a structure, as a rigid, transparent, plastic sheet, at the front of a motorcycle, bicycle, etc., for deflecting wind and rain.
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Origin of fairing

First recorded in 1910–15; fair1 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for fairing (1 of 2)

fairing1
/ (ˈfɛərɪŋ) /

noun
an external metal structure fitted around parts of an aircraft, car, vessel, etc, to reduce dragAlso called: fillet Compare cowling

Word Origin for fairing

C20: fair 1 + -ing 1

British Dictionary definitions for fairing (2 of 2)

fairing2
/ (ˈfɛərɪŋ) /

noun
archaic a present, esp from a fair
a sweet circular biscuit made with butter
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