- 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
- 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.