han·​gar | \ ˈhaŋ-ər How to pronounce hangar (audio) , ˈhaŋ-gər How to pronounce hangar (audio) \

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

Photographs show the hangars where F-22s were parked suffered severe damage. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "More Than a Dozen F-22s May Have Been Damaged or Destroyed by Hurricane Michael," 15 Oct. 2018 The jets were parked in the most weather-resistant hangars on the base and the Air Force hoped for the best. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Hurricane-Battered F-22s Are Now Flying Out of Michael's Aftermath," 6 Nov. 2018 Strong storms swept through the Houston area overnight, bringing in colder weather and high winds that caused damage to a hangar at Houston Hobby Airport. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Strong storms damage hangar at Hobby Airport," 4 Apr. 2018 Eight planes in total were damaged, four which had been inside of the hangar and four that were outside. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Airport hangar collapses during strong storm in Houston, crushing planes," 4 Apr. 2018 Trump said to cheers from the approximately 1,000 service members assembled into a hangar at Miramar. Joshua Stewart, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Trump suggests the military needs a new 'space force' military branch," 13 Mar. 2018 The House Armed Services Committee was concerned about an unknown number of F-22 fighter jets that sustained damage when Michael wrecked hangars where they were parked, a staff member said Monday. Jon Kamp, WSJ, "Air Force Surveys Damage at Florida Base After Hurricane Michael," 15 Oct. 2018 Heliox managed to build a small prototype tunnel in their airplane hangar about the width of a subway car, and was using a mixture of oxygen and helium to propel passengers. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Google's Larry Page Wanted to Build a Gas-Powered Bike Hyperloop," 14 Sep. 2018 The company has already restored two hangars dating from 1938, where 400 employees now work. Fox News, "Dyson plans expansion for electric car facility in UK," 30 Aug. 2018

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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