Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A shelter especially for housing or repairing aircraft.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large garage-like structure where aircraft are kept.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a large building at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained

Etymologies

French, from Old French hangard, of Germanic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French hangar ("shed, hangar"), from Middle French hanghart ("enclosure near a house"), from Frankish *haimgard (“fence around a group of houses”), from *haim (“home, village, hamlet”) + *gard (“yard”). More at home, yard. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The interior of the hangar is divided into 10 interrogation rooms, separated by plywood walls and usually furnished with white plastic chairs and a small table.

    The Ploy

  • While Japan demolishes one of its famed indoor "outdoor" simulacradomes, a Zeppelin hangar in Brandenburg, Germany is transformed into a massive indoor beach resort.

    Boing Boing: December 19, 2004 - December 25, 2004 Archives

  • (XJ) "G-Force One" in hangar before liftoff -- Link.

    Boing Boing: September 12, 2004 - September 18, 2004 Archives

  • The hangar is half a mile long, and is bounded on one side by the docks where the ships are discharging, and on the other by the railway lines where the trains are loading up for the front.

    England's Effort: Letters to an American Friend

  • About four hundred yards west of the hangar was a stretch of flat, sandy ground.

    The Omega Theory

  • I have my "own" (house) room with a lockable door and my "own" hangar, which is kind of like an outdoor covered patio.

    Madjiri: Homestay

  • The hangar was a fantastic jumble of technical projects, some on the drawing board and others clearly at the experimental stage.

    Crusader Gold

  • Because the hangar is the camera. posted by Ann Althouse at 7:40 AM

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • At least, Owen thinks, the air conditioned temperature maintained in the hangar is a blessing.

    Orbit

  • Airways hangar, which is used for maintenance, which has been demolished by this crash.

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2003

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