fairing

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noun (1)

fair·​ing ˈfer-iŋ How to pronounce fairing (audio)
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British
a
: a present bought or given at a fair
b
: gift
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fairing

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noun (2)

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

Word History

Etymology

Noun (2)

fair entry 4

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fairing was in 1574

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“Fairing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairing. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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