Definition of hangar in US English:



  • A large building with an extensive floor area, typically for housing aircraft.

    • ‘‘In the years I have been here we have put together five land leases for customers who want to build hangars to store business aircraft,’ she said.’
    • ‘Chino Airport Manager James Jenkins stated that the aircraft in these hangars are not contaminated, but the area is.’
    • ‘A core of naval buildings (the canteen, bar, bowling alley, shop, aircraft hangars and residential quarters) was retained, but much of the base was dismantled.’
    • ‘Funding will cover a range of projects, including repair or replacement of terminal buildings, hangars and security lighting.’
    • ‘The hangars will accommodate aircraft as large as a 747 for those concerned about the rigors of a Russian winter.’
    • ‘Here you find the island's only shop, the post office, the airport hangar and arrival hut, and the fairly new Hungry Iguana restaurant.’
    • ‘Latest reports say it is now the rainy season in Iraq, the tents are water-logged and troops sleeping on the floor in an aircraft hangar or in an airport until the tents dry out.’
    • ‘Military chapels, mess halls, decks of ships, aircraft hangars, tents, and open field assembly areas are frequently utilized.’
    • ‘According to CAF, the Museum precinct will essentially encompass the buildings, hangars and aprons on the airfield side of Williams Road.’
    • ‘The Hamilton Cove landing area had a hangar erected next to the beach along with a Spanish-style terminal.’
    • ‘The Fly Field portion of the base went back to the county but the government still maintained control over the military hangars and other buildings although they were empty.’
    • ‘The funds would go to restore cuts that affect military housing, barracks, child care centers, schools, hangars, and office buildings.’
    • ‘From that initial experience on the hangar floor the ‘runway literacy game’ evolved.’
    • ‘These aren't paved roads passing hangars, housing or human civilization, but rather gravel roads passing trees, trees and more trees.’
    • ‘Dining facilities were established in an aircraft hangar and in lest tents.’
    • ‘Other areas, like hangars and flight line space, are being returned piece by piece.’
    • ‘After the dust settled, the extensiveness of the damage to Clark was clearly seen, as the bombing destroyed hangars, supply buildings, the communications center, shops, and barracks.’
    • ‘It was a deadly junkyard full of unexploded ordnances and mines, destroyed aircraft, hangars and gutted buildings.’
    • ‘These things can be done, as peaceful protesters have demonstrated in fields of GM maize, nuclear laboratories and military aircraft hangars all over the country, without hurting anyone.’
    • ‘Twelve Fireflies and nine Seafires from HMS Triumph armed with rockets attacked Haeju Airfield, damaging hangars and buildings, but no aircraft were sighted.’


[with object]usually be hangared
  • Place or store in a hangar.

    ‘the army choppers that were hangared out at Springs’
    • ‘Here, four airships are hangared in Glynn County, Ga.’
    • ‘Swift Aviation began life with the purchase of GTA Aviation Services, which was located adjacent to Sky Harbor's executive terminal and primarily provided contract fueling, some line services and executive jet hangaring.’
    • ‘I quickly hangared the Flytec Dragonfly and with the help of David Glover wheeled out Pete Lehmann's 195 Falcon.’
    • ‘On 6 June 1928, Amelia went to Croydon Aerodrome south of London where the Avian, carrying the British civil registration G-EBUG, was hangared.’
    • ‘An aircraft owner or prospective aircraft purchaser should become familiar with the use tax provisions of the state where the aircraft will be hangared.’
    • ‘Accordingly the aircraft has to be hangared, shored and jigged to proper alignment position.’
    • ‘An applicant for aircraft registration must be the owner or lessee of an aircraft based or hangared in the State of New Mexico.’
    • ‘It's completely an operational comment, Claude, completely an operational comment that says if you're going to base an aircraft here it must be hangared because of the salt and the potential for corrosion.’


Late 17th century (in the sense ‘shelter’): from French; probably from Germanic bases meaning ‘hamlet’ and ‘enclosure’.