- The definition of a hangar is a large area where aircrafts are repaired or stored.
A big building where an airplane is stored is an example of a hangar.
An airplane in a hangar.
Origin of hangarFrench a shed, probably ; from Frankish an unverified form haimgard or Middle Dutch an unverified form hamgaerd, enclosed area: see home and amp; yard
Origin of hangarFrench, from Old French hangard, of Germanic origin; see tkei- in Indo-European roots.
Not to be confused with “hanger” (a device for hanging).