han·gar | \ˈhaŋ-ər, ˈhaŋ-gər \

Definition of hangar 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: shelter, shed especially : a covered and usually enclosed area for housing and repairing aircraft


hangared; hangaring; hangars

Definition of hangar (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to place or store in a hangar

Examples of hangar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The drill court of the Armory is huge, like a giant airplane hangar with a walkway circling the second tier where a DJ spun scratchy remixes of good songs over bad speakers. Beth Spotswood, San Francisco Chronicle, "Overly branded brunch leaves some diners cold," 27 Mar. 2018 The Making of a Chinese Giant VIEW Interactive An HNA hangar in China’s Hainan province. Stella Yifan Xie, WSJ, "HNA’s Chen Feng Steps to the Fore After Death of Fellow Chairman," 6 July 2018 Its main hangars date to the 1940s and remain too small to house today’s largest corporate jets. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Old Detroit City Airport crumbles as city rejects offers of millions," 13 Apr. 2018 At Whiteman, security teams secure the base perimeter, control all access points, protect the flight line and hangars, and safeguard the aircraft's weapons. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "B-52 Bombers Could Quadruple Their Wing Bomb Loads," 25 June 2018 Morimoto Asia looms like an illuminated airplane hangar over the waterway that threads this pedestrian mall from inside an industrial structure that was once a bottling plant, and then the Mannequins Dance Palace nightclub. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Orlando's best dining thrills are outside the parks," 22 June 2018 Even the flashbacks set in World War I were shot in this airplane hangar. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "Film / Television An interview with cinematographer turned director Ernest Dickerson," 22 June 2018 More specifically, the missiles were aimed at a hangar in a secluded compound on the west side of the airfield. The Economist, "Israel is determined to stop Iran from establishing bases in Syria," 12 Apr. 2018 The new terminal comes as contractors complete two new hangars, which add about 22,600 square feet to the airport’s existing 300,000 square feet. Mary Shanklin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "New terminal, restaurant underway at Orlando Executive Airport," 22 May 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Leslie Day, a friend who hangared her plane near Ms. Bera’s at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, Calif., outside San Diego, estimated in an interview that Ms. Bera had spent the equivalent of more than three years in the pilot’s seat. Daniel E. Slotnik, BostonGlobe.com, "Learn this Boston firefighter's secret to training for the Boston Marathon," 12 Apr. 2018 The issue of high fuel prices came to the board’s attention in late spring when airport tenants – which range from flight schools, to charter aircraft, to hangar renters – began to complain to board members. Jordan Graham, Orange County Register, "Orange County picks new airport operator amid fuel-price hiking allegations," 25 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of hangar


1852, in the meaning defined above


1943, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hangar

: a building where aircraft are kept


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: a shelter for housing and repairing aircraft

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