fairing

noun (1)
fair·​ing | \ ˈfer-iŋ How to pronounce fairing (audio) \

Definition of fairing

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 British
a : a present bought or given at a fair
b : gift

fairing

noun (2)

Definition of fairing (Entry 2 of 2)

: a member or structure whose primary function is to produce a smooth outline and to reduce drag (as on an airplane)

First Known Use of fairing

Noun (1)

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fairing

Noun (2)

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“Fairing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairing. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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