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

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The complex is close to completion with a hangar, offices, fuel farm, warehouse and antenna for telemetry and communications. Bloomberg, latimes.com, "Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space-tourism venture is going public," 9 July 2019 An airstrike on one facility last week killed more than 50 people, mainly migrants held in a hangar that collapsed on top of them. Samy Magdy, BostonGlobe.com, "UN says death toll from Libya fighting passes 1,000," 9 July 2019 Each kit comes with a rail, rail hardware, two hangars, two door stoppers, and a floor guide to keep the door secured in place. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "WATCH: This Sliding Barn Door Hardware Kit on Amazon Is Amazing," 6 June 2019 Hope said that bond issues totaling over $300 million would fund the ongoing construction of a new assembly line for Airbus’ A220 jets plus a new hangar. al.com, "Mobile Airport Authority jumps to fix Airbus bond issue," 15 June 2019 One of seven ranches Mr. Crosby operated in the area, the property spans about 3,000 acres and includes a working cattle ranch, a private airstrip and airplane hangar and various structures for ranch operations and hay barns. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Remote Nevada Ranch, Once Bing Crosby’s Hideaway, Goes Up for Sale," 14 Feb. 2019 At the airplane-hangar-sized convention center, plumes of weed and vape smoke rose to the rafters. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "I Witnessed the Future of Retail. I Didn’t Like What I Saw," 9 Nov. 2018 According to Bloomberg, Heliox was a small operation working out of an unused airplane hangar. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Google's Larry Page Wanted to Build a Gas-Powered Bike Hyperloop," 14 Sep. 2018 One last traded hands in 2010, and is probably worth twice what its owner paid for it then, while the other was stolen from an airplane hangar in Boca Raton, Fla., in 1997 and remains missing. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "License to build? Lego introduces 'Goldfinger' James Bond 007 Aston Martin DB5," 18 July 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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hangar deck

hang around

hang back

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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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