Hanger vs. Hangar - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Hangar

    A hangar is a closed building structure to hold aircraft, or spacecraft. Hangars are built of metal, wood and concrete. The word hangar comes from Middle French hanghart ("enclosure near a house"), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *haimgard ("home-enclosure", "fence around a group of houses"), from *haim ("home, village, hamlet") and gard ("yard"). Hangars are used for protection from the weather, direct sunlight and for maintenance, repair, manufacture, assembly and storage of aircraft, aircraft carriers and ships.

Wiktionary

  • Hangar (noun)

    A large garage-like structure where aircraft are kept.

    "The plane taxied on over to the hangar for repairs."

  • Hangar (noun)

    A covered shed for carriages.

  • Hangar (verb)

    To store (an aircraft) in a hangar.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Hanger (noun)

    a person who hangs something

    "a wallpaper-hanger"

  • Hanger (noun)

    a shaped piece of wood, plastic, or metal with a hook at the top, from which clothes may be hung in order to keep them in shape.

  • Hanger (noun)

    a wood on the side of a steep hill.

  • Hangar (noun)

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

  • Hangar (verb)

    house (an aircraft) in a hangar

    "the army choppers that were hangared out at Springs"

Webster Dictionary

  • Hanger (noun)

    One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.

  • Hanger (noun)

    That by which a thing is suspended.

  • Hanger (noun)

    That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword.

  • Hanger (noun)

    A steep, wooded declivity.

  • Hangar (noun)

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

Princeton's WordNet

  • Hanger (noun)

    a worker who hangs something

  • Hanger (noun)

    anything from which something can be hung

  • Hangar (noun)

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

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