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hangar

[ hang-er ]
/ ˈhæŋ ər /
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noun

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.

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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) + gardyard2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hangar

hangar , hanger
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British Dictionary definitions for hangar

hangar
/ (ˈhæŋə) /

noun

a large workshop or building for storing and maintaining aircraft

Word Origin for hangar

C19: from French: shed, perhaps from Medieval Latin angārium shed used as a smithy, of obscure origin
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