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A hangar is a large building, typically for housing aircraft.
A hanger is something to hang clothes on.
Hangar and Hanger
Writers sometimes confuse hangar
. Although they sound similar, their meanings are very different.
The word hanger
is a noun
that denotes an item used to hang things
(usually clothing). It can also refer to a person who hangs things, but this is not a common usage. Examples:
- My shirts keep slipping off these hangers.
- The hangers don't have hooks at the top but studs which sit in the slider on the rail. It's an anti-theft measure. People will steal anything.
- Will you call the picture hanger? The portrait of the former CEO is noticeably lopsided.
The word hangar
is a noun
that denotes a large building with an extensive floor area, which is typically used for housing and maintaining aircraft
- Hangars for military aircraft are rarely lined up in neat rows. This is a defence against attack from enemy aircraft. It ensures only one hangar can be targeted on each fly-past.
- Rain will not affect the day too badly. All the fete stalls will be set up in a large hangar.
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