[ 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
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British Dictionary definitions for hangaring


/ (ˈhæŋə) /


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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