- 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.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Fr, a shed, probably from Frankish an unverified form haimgard or Middle Dutch an unverified form hamgaerd, enclosed area: see home and amp; yard
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Origin: French, from Old French hangard, of Germanic origin; see tkei- in Indo-European roots.