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 Next door was a less self-aggrandizing effort, in a large hangar where a consortium of local charities and businesses were running relief operations. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, "A Haphazard Recovery in the Bahamas," 16 Sep. 2019 And the new planes are soooo big that a whole new hangar has to be built for them. Washington Post, "Trump has a wall to build, so military kids will wait for better day care and schools," 6 Sep. 2019 The crash occurred around 10:10 a.m. in a field between a runway and a hangar, said Hood River County Deputy Joel Ives. oregonlive, "2 killed in plane crash at Hood River-area airport," 6 Sep. 2019 That includes money slated for squadron operations, hardening air hangars and building an elementary school. NBC News, "Pentagon taking over $400 million in funding for military projects in Puerto Rico for the wall," 4 Sep. 2019 That dry lake bed, airstrip, and hangar would go on to serve as a test site for many other classified aircraft and eventually earn fame under a different name: Area 51. Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, "Why the U-2 Is Such a Badass Plane," 4 Sep. 2019 Finally, alien autopsies, UFOs in hangars and other off-the-books government research would be exposed. Los Angeles Times, "Storming Area 51 started as a joke. But it’s a mystery as to how many will show up," 22 Aug. 2019 The new spaceport was unveiled at Spaceport America in Upham, N.M., a hangar that will eventually provide launch and landing capabilities for Virgin Galactic to run its commercial flight operations. Fox News, "Virgin Galactic gives space tourism big boost as 'Gateway to Space' is now open," 16 Aug. 2019 Southwest has already announced plans to build a $100 million maintenance hangar at DIA, a project that is expected to be completed in mid to late 2020. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, "Southwest Airlines could add more than 100 flights a day in Denver if it gets gate wish, executive says," 14 Aug. 2019 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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The first known use of hangar was in 1852

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English Language Learners Definition of hangar

: a building where aircraft are kept


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

Kids Definition of hangar

: a shelter for housing and repairing aircraft

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