- a shed or shelter.
- any relatively wide structure used for housing airplanes or airships.
- to keep (an aircraft) in a hangar: She spent a fortune hangaring her plane.
Origin of hangar
Examples from the Web for hangar
Contemporary Examples of hangar
We spent one more night in the hangar and then we flew back.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
It would not only save fuel and money but keep those scarce, high-demand aircraft in the air rather than the hangar.America’s 60 Year-Old Nuclear Bomber Might Finally Get a New Engine
October 27, 2014
And so on April 29, as the jury handed down acquittals, Tur was in his hangar at the Santa Monica airport, ready to go.Bob Tur, the L.A. Riots’ Eye in the Sky, on Reginald Denny & More
April 27, 2012
The weather that June 2003 day was hot—140 degrees—and about 6,000 troops had packed into a hangar to see the visitors.Stars Who Entertain the Troops
October 6, 2011
Historical Examples of hangar
"Bounce our bombs right into the open end of the hangar," Stan said, grinning.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
"Must leave for the hangar at once," declared Hart, returning from the telephone.
The last words were lost in an explosion which seemed to lift the roof off the hangar.Fort Amity
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Meanwhile Kennedy took charge of the hangar where the injured machine was.
"I'm glad to say you had no confederate in the hangar here," continued Craig.
- a large workshop or building for storing and maintaining aircraft
Word Origin for hangar
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.