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 The task force creation came in response to a June 8 accidental release of tens of thousands of gallons of PFAS firefighting foam from a Bradley airport hangar. Gregory B. Hladky, courant.com, "Multiple UTC subsidiaries targeted in PFAS pollution lawsuits," 14 Oct. 2019 Cynthia recalled seeing dozens of buses waiting at a airport hangar that was used as a makeshift processing center at a National Guard base. Dianne Gallagher, CNN, "This mother was detained by ICE in Mississippi. Now she is afraid," 9 Aug. 2019 Each has a full-length flight deck and aviation elevators designed to raise and lower aircraft from a spacious internal hangar. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Japan Clears Way for First Aircraft Carriers in 70 Years," 28 Nov. 2018 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 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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17 Nov 2019

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“Hangar.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hangaring. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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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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